Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell was very angry about the MAGA attack on January 6th in the US Capitol, in which several people were killed. However, he reportedly plans to acquit Donald Trump.
According to Politico, "Senate Minority Chairman Mitch McConnell has sent a letter to GOP colleagues to inform them that, according to sources familiar with the announcement, he will vote to acquit Donald Trump in impeachment proceedings against the former president."
The report adds, "McConnell's announcement ends a long silence about whether he would consider condemning Trump for incitement to insurrection and could pave the way for many other Republicans to obey the acquittal."
The news McConnell will acquit comes after a week of fighting in which impeachment managers revealed new details and footage of the MAGA attack. What they showed was that the attack was much worse and more sinister than previously known.
Meanwhile, over the past week, Trump's defense team has been essentially trying to run out of time rather than building a credible defense for the former president's behavior.
McConnell and the GOP invite further MAGA attacks
Mitch McConnell and other GOP senators are ditching Donald Trump for inciting a deadly terrorist attack in the US Capitol and calling for more political violence.
As Rachel Maddow said this week, Trump will almost certainly try to do it again if he has no consequences for his actions related to the uprising.
It's unclear whether Mitch McConnell was even seriously considering a conviction, but that's a moot point. Like most Republicans, he will end up where they always do – bow to the most dangerous president this country has ever had.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.