Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, after voting not to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, showed precisely what type of backstabber he is.
Ever a creature of the swamp, the Kentucky senator used his speech after the acquittal to berate the former president, blame him for the January 6 Washington D.C. riot and hint at criminal prosecution.
“January 6th was a disgrace,” he began.
“American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like.
“Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the Vice President.
“They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth — because he was angry he’d lost an election.
“Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty.
“The House accused the former President of, quote, ‘incitement.’ That is a specific term from the criminal law.