McConnell Bashes Trump AFTER voting to clear him

Mitch McConnell tore into Donald Trump Saturday after voting with 42 other Republicans to acquit him of 'incitement of insurrection' – but then immediately argued the former president is solely to blame for Capitol storming.

'President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office,' McConnell said in Senate floor remarks.

On the fifth and final day of the impeachment trial, the Republican Senate leader argued in a speech following the 57-43 vote that Congress does not hold the jurisdiction to criminally or civilly prosecute the former president.

McConnell did, however, suggest that Trump should still somehow be held accountable for his words and actions.

'He didn't get away with anything, yet,' McConnell said. 'We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation and former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was livid as she crashed the House impeachment managers' press conference following the trial's conclusion – specifically she lashed out at McConnell and his remarks on the floor after the vote.

'Remember when he talked about incitement, he said he didn't think this rose to the level,' Pelosi said of McConnell. 'He was hedging all over the place.'

'I don't know whether it was for donors or for what,' she continued. 'But whatever it was, it was a very disingenuous speech. And I say that regretfully because I always want to be able to work with the leadership of the other party. I think our country needs a strong Republican Party.'

Democrats did not reach the two-thirds threshold needed to successfully convict the former president – falling short by refusing to sway 10 more Republicans to cross the Party line.

Source: Daily Mail



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