Mitch McConnell Blames Trump For Inciting Capitol Riot: ‘Provoked By The President’

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) acknowledged President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the riot at the Capitol on Tuesday, claiming they “were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” McConnell’s remarks came in the last full day of Trump in office, and ahead of an anticipated post-presidency Senate impeachment trial — something McConnell has said he is keeping an open mind about. “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. The mob was fed lies. They were p…

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