McConnell Throws Trump Under The Bus

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had previously condemned former President Donald Trump over his role in the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, has avoided stating whether or not Trump should face any criminal charges for his actions.

McConnell was asked about the possibility of Trump being indicted in connection to this case, to which he responded by saying that he was not going to provide a “critique” on any of the 2024 Republican presidential candidates.

He argued that this is a point that he has repeatedly stated every week. He further stated that he had previously expressed how he felt about this particular circumstance in the past. Reporters then questioned McConnell about whether he would consider the charges legitimate if the Department of Justice ends up charging Trump in relation to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, Trump announced in a Truth Social post that he had received a letter that weekend he knew that he was a target of a grand jury investigation relating to the Jan. 6, Capitol attack. The letter also includes three of the statutes that Trump might face charges under, this includes conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the United States.

In February of 2021, McConnell condemned Trump on the Senate floor following the end of his second impeachment trial for encouraging a mob of his supporters to overtake the U.S. Capitol and block the 2020 election certification. McConnell has claimed that on that day the people who entered the U.S. Capitol were following the instruction of the U.S. President.

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