After acquittal vote, McConnell turns on Trump, suggests he face liability in judicial system

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has always had a somewhat contentious relationship with former President Donald Trump. However, his latest move stunned Republicans.

After joining the bulk of his caucus in voting to acquit Trump on charges of inciting the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, McConnell then stood up and argued that the former president might very well be guilty. 

Guilty and responsible

“There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” the Kentucky Republican declared. “No question about it. The people who stormed this building believed that they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.”

However, McConnell also told other members of the Senate that “impeachment was never meant to be the final forum for American justice.”

“Impeachment, conviction, and removal are a specific intragovernmental safety valve,” he continued. “It is not the criminal justice system where individual accountability is the goal.”

“Still liable”

“Indeed,” McConnell noted, “[United States Supreme Court] Justice Story specifically reminded that while former officials were not eligible for impeachment or conviction, they were, and this is extremely important, still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.”

“Put another way, in the language of today, President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen unless the statue of limitations has run.”

“We have a criminal justice system in this country; we have civil litigation,” the veteran senator stressed. “And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” Watch:

“Have his head examined”

Conservative activist and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza reacted to those comments with incredulity via Twitter, shortly after McConnell concluded his remarks.

“In a bizarre turn, Mitch McConnell accused Trump of causing insurrection just minutes after voting to acquit Trump of the charge of causing insurrection,” D’Souza noted. “Either McConnell is playing a big joke on Democrats, or he needs to quit politics and have his head examined.”

“It seems like McConnell, by sending two messages, is trying to do what McConnell has always been good at doing: playing off both ends against the middle,” conservative website RedState’s editor wrote.

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    1. It’s time china mitch returns to china with his wife. And someone should explain about this shipping company his wife’s family owes…is the USA paying anything towards this china company???

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  2. Time to get Mitch the hell out of office. He not only betrayed Trump but the whole Republican part, excluding the Rino’s who will also be remember election time. He has made a huge mistake

  3. He needs to be RECALLED BY HIS STATE REPUBLICANS FOR BEING A TRAITOR TO HIS CONSTITUENTS ‼️ Fellow Republicans it is time to drain the SWAMP from traitors to our party.. He has for years sat on the fence and now has shown which way he fell off…. RECALL PETITIONS NEED TO BE STARTED NOW‼️‼️‼️

  4. Mitch is part of the ugly swamp. Let’s call him half Republican. Thanks for nothing McConnell. Your nothing more than a dirty rat.

  5. Who got to Mitch ? He not only stabbed Trump in the back, but the whole Republican Party. He doesn’t know what really happened because he didn’t hear all of the evidence, the only thing he did was to listen to the distorted lesson of the Democrats. There was no due process, no anything. If this does get to the criminal justice system, where the truth be known, the real truth not the Democrats version of the truth, then the Democrats will be exposed for the liars that they are and finally justice will be served.

  6. Thank you Mr. D’Souza, I totally agree with you..
    It seemed like mitch wanted to have it both ways, but that is NOT the way it normally goes……….
    Being that he is from Kentucky, he ought to know that one can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Same for the people you can tell them how to act, but you have NO control over what they chose to do…………..

  7. I would be really surprised if he is not re-elected. I don’t know how they do it, but they are re-elected over and over again most all their lives.

  8. This fool is done. He is an azz kisser and a RINO. We all need to clean house in 2022 but fraud in that election will happen. I really fear that they will drag this “SO CALLED” pandemic out until then and maybe beyond till 2024 just so they can AGAIN push for mail in voting. I have no trust at all in our corrupt Government.

      1. Don’t be done. One of the biggest benefits in voting is that you have the right too b.tch. I you don’t vote then, in my opinion, you have no right to say anything and God knows, I love b.tching.

  9. Have you ever really listened to this ” buttercup ” talk and have “girly-man” gestures and watch him walk …swishing along….this guy is no MAN…he’s a Judas and look who he is ” married” too…another Trump traitor Judas. YES…Kentucky GOP needs to sanction him and then recall him and get this fruitcake out of the party.

  10. Mitch, you just showed the true colors of yourself and your Chinese wife. She was worthless as Secretary of Transportation and you two are the most ungrateful people I know. What President Trump did for you two and this is how you thank him. No wonder your Ex wife and daughter want nothing to do with you!

  11. Mitch Mcconnell sounds like he’s completely switched to a democrat. President Trump did not incite violence. He invited people to the capitol to peaceably show support for him. Also, they keep saying it was Trump supporters when it could very well have been antifa. All in all, the left and a few of the right need to leave Trump alone and grow up.

  12. He has no loyalty vote him out of office he is just another free loader living on the voters money time for him and all other leach s

  13. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THESE DISGUSTING DEMO RATS AND MOST OF ALL biden(he doesn’t deserve capital letters) lets storm the bastille and remove them ALL

  14. This just shows that MM needs to resign. He has kept things divided and kept in turmoil in the Senate ever since he began but he continues to get worse all the time and with these horrific and lying statements it proves that he needs to go. I hold you responsible for the mess in the Ga elections also. It was Trump who did nothing and let this happen it was you!
    We all helped get you elected this last time (you barely won) you big ding bat but guess what?

    You better pack your stuff Mitch because we will make sure this is your last term you huge traitor!

  15. McConnell owes me $35.00. President Trumps supporters would never have donated to McConnell’s re-election campaign if we knew he was a lying trader to the Republican Party…😡🤥

  16. His playing both ends against the middle will be his downfall! He has shown us who he is, believe him! Then, Kentucky GOP censure him, demand his resignation or recall him. He has NO place in our party!

  17. Mitch has given America Citizens a good look at his ruthless tactics. He is a backstabber. He deserve to be impeached. He is one big liar and a phony. Kentucky GOP needs to Censure for his all his lies he has told about President Trump.

  18. Mitch has given America Citizens a good look at his ruthless tactics. He is a backstabber. He deserve to be impeached. He is one big liar and a phony. Kentucky GOP needs to Censure Mitch for his all his lies he has told about President Trump.

  19. I have stopped sending support money to McConnell and the do nothing azz kissing RINOs; Trump stood up for the common working man. The Democrats and RINOs do not give a crap for real American working people. I am a Vietnam Veteran Bronze Star recipient and these actions are like a knife to my heart. Why aren’t the rabel rousing Democrats like Schumer, Pelosi and Waters subject to this incitement????

  20. McConnell is DONE but glad he finally showed his DEEP SWAMP COLORS!!! we the ppl need a party that stand for we the ppl not a BUNCH OF RINOS !!!
    Walking away from the Republican Party!!!

  21. McConnell has the same ethical and moral base as that fraud Pelosi. Both
    worthless political BS artists. I hope they are both out of office in the very
    near future so credibility can at least start in Washington politics.

  22. MITCH WAS THE BIGGEST RINO FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR A VERY LONG TIME SINCE HE DID NOT SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT WITH THE AMOUNT OF COVID RELIEF BILL HE DID WHAT HE WAS DOING TO SCREW THE PRESIDENT ON THE BILL NOW EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK HOW FAST HE WILL JUMP ON THE PROPOSED BILL THAT BIDEN WANTS TO GIVE TO MAKWE HIM LOOK GREAT

  23. LETS SHOW THE Mc CONNELL STORY OF HIOS LIFE HERE! BEEN IN THE SENATE FOR 30 + YEARS, MARRIED TO A CHINESE LADY, WHOS FATHER IS THE ” CHINESE MILITARY BOAT BUILDER AND IS WORTH MILLIONS MAKING Mc CONNELL VERY RICH AND HE ALSO IS A SENATOR OPERATED BY THE POLITICAL WIND, LIKE TO AND FRO, AS THE WIND BLOWS WHO MAKES SHADY DEALS WITH THE OPOSITE POLITICAL PARTY FOR SOME MORE POCKET CHANGE AS THE DARK ENEMY IS ALL IN FOR THE CHINESE OPERATION THAT TRUMP REIGNED IN! NEED I SAY MORE?

  24. I think he needs to resign- He needs to sue his brain for non-support ,doubleminded blind he is not worthy to lead a dog pound

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