Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (RINO-KY) appears to have completed his transformation from a staunch advocate for the GOP and Donald Trump to a tool of the incoming Biden administration.
McConnell accused President Trump on Tuesday of inciting the January 6th Capitol riots without a hint of nuance, claiming that the “violent criminals” were “provoked by the president and other powerful people,” likely a swipe at conservative Senators that objected to the election certification.
In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell made it clear what he thinks of Donald Trump, and by extension, his millions of supporters.
“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty,” McConnell said in the first Senate meeting since the riots. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”
Mitch McConnell is already cozying up with the Biden administration, as evidenced by a New York Post report that McConnell will join Biden and Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at Wednesday’s service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew prior to the inauguration.
Biden has extended no such invitations to GOP loyalists, making it clear that he does not view McConnell as a threat to his administration.
McConnell has not come out in direct support of convicting President Trump on impeachment charges brought by the House, but his increasingly critical rhetoric towards Trump makes the scenario not unlikely.
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