Sunday, January 24, 2021

Et tu, Mitch? McConnell’s Betrayal Hurts the Nation; Graham Calls on McConnell to ‘Unequivocally’ Denounce Trump Impeachment

Mitch McConnell’s betrayal hurts the nation: Goodwin:
Et tu, Mitch McConnell?
Just when Washington has a chance to turn the page, fresh signs emerged Tuesday that the past is not yet past. It is almost certain now that the Senate will hold an impeachment trial of President Trump next week.
Even worse, it looks probable he will be convicted of a single charge stemming from the Capitol invasion.
The history-making event got the green light from McConnell (R-Ky.) on his last day as Senate majority leader.
Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, McConnell said of the Jan. 6 incident: “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”
The comments build on earlier reports that McConnell was glad House Democrats were impeaching the president and that he might vote for conviction. The speech signals he is likely a yes vote, which would open the GOP floodgates and yield at least the 67 Senate votes needed for conviction. --->READ MORE from Michael Goodwin HERE
Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times
Graham Calls on McConnell to ‘Unequivocally’ Denounce Trump Impeachment:
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should condemn the fresh effort to impeach President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said late Jan. 19.
“What we need right now is Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country,” Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a virtual appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“Stand up and fight back,” he added.
McConnell’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
The House of Representatives impeached Trump last week over alleged incitement of insurrection. Democrats and some Republicans claim Trump incited the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol during his speech that day on The Ellipse. Trump has called his remarks “totally appropriate,” and a timeline shows that the violence at the Capitol started before Trump finished speaking.
Graham, a leading voice among Republicans condemning the new impeachment, said on Jan. 19 that America “needs to heal.” --->READ MORE HERE
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

McConnell was angry that Trump tried to send $2000 directly to the citizens instead of filtering the money through the special interests.