Sen. Mitch McConnell Tells Republicans They Can Convict Trump Even if They Think His Impeachment Trial is Unconstitutional
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reportedly telling fellow Republicans in the Senate that the trial of former President Donald Trump is a conscience vote, meaning they should have no qualms about voting to impeach Trump even if they think the trial is unconstitutional.
Even though McConnell voted against bringing the matter up on trial, he may ultimately vote to convict the former president using this reasoning. This would be arguably the worst betrayal yet of many from the Republican establishment against Trump and the American people.
The GOP is usually the party of the Constitution, but when it comes to joining the Democrats to impeach Trump after he has left office, McConnell apparently thinks violating the Constitution is just fine.
“We’re all going to listen to what the lawyers have to say and making the arguments and work our way through it,” McConnell said earlier this month.
McConnell publicly threw Trump under the bus, joining the Democrats to blame him for violence that took place in and around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in response to Republicans refusing to use their authority to investigate election fraud.
“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,” McConnell said.
“We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation. Not even for one night. We certified the people’s choice for their 46th president,” McConnell said of the Senate’s rubber-stamping of dubious election results.
Big League Politics has reported on the cowardly McConnell now stating that he was tricked into opposing electoral fraud by Trump:
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is now trying to float the notion that he was tricked into opposing electoral fraud by former president Donald Trump.
This is McConnell’s latest desperate ploy to end Trump’s influence on the Republican Party and send the GOP back to its neoconservative, Bush-era, losing roots.
The New York Times is running cover for McConnell and trying to help the disgraced GOP establishment figure save face. They published an article featuring McConnell’s desperate spin.
“The senator was also under a false impression that the president was only blustering, the officials said. Mr. McConnell had had multiple conversations with the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and the senator’s top political adviser, Josh Holmes, had spoken with Mr. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser,” the Times wrote.
“Both West Wing officials had conveyed the same message: They would pursue all potential avenues but recognized that they might come up short. Mr. Trump would eventually bow to reality and accept defeat,” they added.
McConnell stands out as one of the worst men ever to hold office in the Washington D.C. swamp.