The supporters of Donald Trump who attacked the US Capitol had been “provoked” by the president and “fed lies,” Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated Tuesday.
“The mob was fed lies,” the senator from Kentucky stated in a speech on the Senate ground.
“They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.
“And they tried to make use of worry and violence to cease” the certification by Congress of Democrat Joe Biden’s November 3 election victory, McConnell said.
“But we pressed on. We stood collectively and stated an indignant mob wouldn’t get veto energy over the rule of regulation in our nation, not even for one night time,” he said.
Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 following a speech by the president in which he repeated his false claims to have won the election.
At least 5 folks died within the mayhem.
The House of Representatives impeached Trump on January 13 for “inciting riot” and he faces a possible trial within the Senate after he leaves workplace on Wednesday.
The votes of 17 Republican senators could be wanted to convict Trump within the Senate and McConnell has not dominated out voting for conviction.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by LiveNews360 employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)