Just minutes after voting to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) launched into a fiery, head-scratching speech blaming the former president for doing exactly that.
“There’s no question—none—that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it,” McConnell said on the Senate floor on Saturday, adding that Trump’s “disgraceful” actions directly contributed to the “terrorism” on display on Jan. 6.
“The president did not act swiftly. He did not do his job… Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily. Happily,” he said.