Mitch McConnell Doubles Down: GOP Senate Leader Now Attacking Trump In Wall Street Journal OpEd — Pushes Criminal Charges

(Tea Party PAC) – The moment President Donald Trump left Washington D.C. was the moment that Sen. Mitch McConnel (KY) became the most powerful Republican in the capital.

That is not a good thing.

McConnell is the quintessential old guard GOP establishment hack who is going to let the Democrats run wild with the constitution and the Deep State assume full, complete control of our federal government yet again.

He has come out swinging just as Trump in, some of his first comments since leaving office, strongly derided swamp creature McConnell and the establishment Republican Party as a whole.

While McConnell voted to acquit Trump in his post-presidency impeachment trial, he has pushed criminal charges be brought instead and is doubling-down on this insane notion in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

In comments made on the Senate floor Saturday before the chamber voted that Trump was not guilty of inciting the January 6th riots, McConnell nonetheless ripped the former president for a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and his attempt to “overturn the election.”

He declared the activists who stormed the Capitol—many of whom were openly left-wing, by the way—were “fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth,” and that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

McConnell then declared that Trump could still be tried in the criminal justice system.

On Tuesday, his WSJ piece stated that former officials are “still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.”

“There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility,” for the riots, he declared.

“His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended,” he continued.

“I was as outraged as any member of Congress. But senators take our own oaths. Our job wasn’t to find some way, any way, to inflict a punishment. The Senate’s first and foundational duty was to protect the Constitution,” he continued.

McConnell explained that scholars and his colleagues disagree as to whether the Senate can try and convict former officers, but after “intense study,” he has concluded that Article II, Section 4 limits impeachment and conviction to current officers.”

This is the only reason he voted to convict. Fair—but it is nonetheless chilling that he’s now moved onto the even more dangerous precedent of trying a man for inciting a riot because he said we should “fight” in a political speech.

“The Constitution presupposes that anyone convicted by the Senate must have an office from which to be removed. This doesn’t mean leaving office provides immunity from accountability. Former officials are ‘still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.’ Criminal law and civil litigation ensure there is no so-called January exemption,” McConnell firmly stated.

Are they really going down this path?

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10 COMMENTS

  1. McConnell is so comfortable there doing nothing for the last 24+ years it’s pitiful.For many of those Obama years he couldn’t even cancelObama care what a leader this Rino along with many others still there grading off
    the control they set up for them selves .Not for the American people the true Consrervitive Patriots. Every one can see this Riot was orchestrated by the left wing and possibly Pelosi . Did McConnell have anything to do with it too?

  2. Another reason for term limits. A President serves no more than two terms. How about no more than three consecutive terms for a Senator (18 years), and no more than five consecutive terms for a Congressman (10 years). If the interim person is better at serving the country, than the competition between these two for the office would be interesting. This guarantees each must do what is most necessary because now there would not be just the same old, ‘ I’m the guy you know, vote for me’, every time there is an election. We can hope the person most interested in serving the country, and has done an appreciative job, would want to come back.
    Biden would have been back in his law office fighting traffic tickets long ago with this plan.
    The legislative branch is intended to serve the vast majority and not a myriad of minority groups. Everyone is a part of at least one minority group be it age, physical abilities, the list is endless. But none should take precedent over the whole.
    With the game McConnell is playing he is nothing but a door mat for the liberals.

  3. This stab in the back of not only President Donald Trump but to his Party n the 75 million people that voted for the Republican candidate Trump,just maybe it’s the company he ,McConnell keeps n that’s none other then his Chinese wife ,I know it sounds not proper to say but McConnell has been out of touch n I don’t care who you are anything is possible when your dealing with some people of put it this way ,people of influence not only to their Country but their self gains n a man of his age for many reasons can be mentally n physically be influenced n to me he isn’t thinking rightfully n his cognitive mind due to age related n much pleasure that many aged men especially fall into then everything else means nothing,I feel his time is up n it’s time for him to retire,ASAP!We most definitely need fresh young blood that will stand with their Party they represent not only for the people that elected them into office but also for the Country so it can be a strong great Nation ,that’s what all Americans truly want,a Nation under God,with Liberty n Justice for All!Love it or leave it!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🇺🇸

  4. McConnell’s value and effectiveness for conservativism is in question. He seems content to parrot the fake media stories and the liberal left’s rhetoric. Maybe it’s time he move to a new job as a greeter at the favor store of Democrat voters: Walmart.

  5. Politicians like McConnell were scared to death of the people realizing that politicians like themselves who spout platitudes over and over but never accomplish anything might end up losing their gravy train jobs as Trump actually accomplished many things while in office. They have accomplished a big zero over many years and decades other than lying to us in order to keep their positions when up for election. We have had many opportunities over the years to get rid of them. Hope I never hear the words term-limits again. We have had our chances.

  6. When the Legitimate report comes out It will prove this idiot wrong. He should have waited before commenting however it appears the nepotism and other things played a roll. He is not the Senate leader or true GOP conservative everyone thought he was. He like the rest of the Rino’s along withe the Liberal influences in the Judicial system controlled their treatment of the Presidentt in receiving a just hearing in the many application filed by The former Presidents Legal Team. It was like being up against a Robot. If you don’t present it like they are programmed to hear it it will not go further . You get Denial.

  7. Make SURE he’s PRIMARIED . . . Immediately and ASAP! No more RINOs and “never Trumpers”. Get RID of those TRAITORS now. They’re showing their TRUE colors.One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

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