“There is no question that president Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former vice president Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on January 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.
Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, after a majority of Senate Republicans closed ranks and refused to punish the former president in his historic second impeachment trial.
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