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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) called out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) after the impeachment trial votes last Saturday. McConnell said that despite his belief that former President Donald Trump is responsible for provoking the January 6 Capitol riots, the trial is unconstitutional. 

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Acquittal from the Charge

Ultimately, the Senate voted to acquit Trump 57-43.  Despite the ‘guilty” votes leading at 57, a conviction needs a two-thirds majority win to win. Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) presided over the trial. With the lack of majority votes, he announced the vote fell short of the needed majority, acquitting him from the charge. This means that the former president can now explore the possibility of another White House bid in 2024. Consequently, Democrat senators hinted they may mount additional efforts to bar him from office. 

McConnell Defends His Vote 

President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president. And having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet Earth,” McConnell said about Trump. 

“These criminals were carrying his banners. Hanging his flags and screaming their loyalty to him. It was obvious that only President Trump could end this… Former aides publicly begged him to do so. Loyal allies frantically called the administration. The president did not act swiftly. He did not do his job… Instead according to public reports he watched television happily as the chaos unfolded, kept pressing his scheme to overturn the election,” he added. However, McConnell said the Senate cannot convict Trump because of the Constitution’s constraints. 

Lindsey Graham Takes A Swipe 

Senator Lindsey Graham said that Democrats might use McConnell’s words uttered after the trial. The South Carolina senator thinks that these words will come back to haunt the party in 2022 when the GOP will try to retake Congress. “I think Sen. McConnell’s speech, he got a load off his chest, obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the back of Republicans. That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns,” he said. 

Graham said Republican candidates running in states like Arizona and Georgia are key in taking back the Senate majority. However, Mc Connell’s speech will probably surface during the campaign. The media will likely ask GOP candidates whether they support McConnell. While he said that even if Trump had pushed “narratives about the election that I think is not sound and not true,” he does not believe the former president is guilty. 

Excited for 2022

Graham said McConnell’s remarks are an “outlier” when it comes to the party’s feelings about Trump’s latest impeachment. Graham said he spoke with the former president, and while he’s upset with some party members, he’s excited about 2022. He said Trump looks forward to helping rebuild the Republican Party in time for the midterm elections in 2022.  

Also, Graham said he believed the impeachment set a dangerous precedent. “I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House, because she actually bailed out rioters, and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s box here, and I’m sad for the country,” Graham said.

Watch the Fox News Sunday video where Senator Lindsey Graham says that the Senate impeachment trial ‘opened Pandora’s box’:

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  • Eldor Luedtke says:

    I think blaming Mr Trump for that Capital rush is a load of BS. Not one time did I ever get the idea that he wanted anyone to break any laws.

    The Democrats pushed and praise violent riots the destroyed small businesses and in some case put them out of businesses, even black business owners. Cost many more lives. At least the ones who rushed the capital were yelling at the people who they saw as the guilty parties and not business owners.

    You can say unfounded all you want about what Mr Trump said, but I saw videos that clearly showed there were things going on that were wrong and leading me to thing someone was cheating.

    Four years of hearing Democrats screeching stolen election and Rusha Rusha Rusha, and that’s OK, but if President Trump says it, it’s wrong?

    I can see why politicians, both Democrat and Republicans would hate Mr. Trump, they could not buy him, he was not willing to go along with the same old corrupt line your pockets and get power plan they used and they feared him for it.

    When I voted for the man, it was not a vote for a friend, it was a vote for a LEADER, and a leader he was. NO NEW WARS, say it with me, NO NEW WARS! He held others accountable, he made peace through strength and understanding of how things really work in the world. He did things the demonstrably helped the working class, including minorities, in a measurable way.

    The Democrats say Trump’s tax plan helped the rich, yet there were many showing how it helped the working class. The actual rich, the mega corporations are Democrat supporters, and they were not happy with Trump. Long gone are the days when the Democrat party was the party of the working class, many in the working class think they are, ask those union people who supported Biden and then had him erase their jobs with the stroke of a pen.

    Until you can show me where Mr. Trump said people should break the law and get violent, put a sock in it.

  • William DeNicola says:

    Absolutely!
    The 7 and Mitch need to be voted out…
    I also heard the one officer did not die from injuries he received that day… any truth? And they’re keeping it hush hush.
    Party traitors need to go. They may get reelected on a Democrat ticket…

  • Jim Klimaski says:

    Willian=m maybe you should read and not just listen to you friends with the same political position. The officer was hit on the hear with a fire extinguisher which cracked his skull. Two others died by committing suicide after the mob attack.
    Oh, and incase you haven’t heard, Trump and lawyers lost every challenge to the election results in court. Several of the judges were even appointed by Trump.
    One final thing, Biden and Harris receive seven and a half million more votes than Trump and Pence. So stop bragging about the votes for Trump. Biden outdid him handily.

  • Zane Everett says:

    Democrats played the video from January 6th only one problem with what they showed was a spliced up tape that cut all president Trump’s calling for PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION was cut out of the video.

  • Karen Duffey says:

    Everyone shut up, we know what happened okay? I don’t want to see trump any were near the White House again or shooting off his big mouth. We have a new president joe biden let him do his best to get all of us out if this mess that Trump has done. For all of those senators that voted in favor of him. Primaries are coming up next year. Look out! Let’s get through this padamic okay, it’s nice to see someone smile and says something Nice about people Right? More love less hate ❤️ let’s keep the Trump’s out of washington DC.

  • appleseed says:

    It would seam mcconnell and pelosi are in bed together so to speak along with romney and the 6 other republicans and democrats , add to that the media which don’t know how to be neutral in their reporting , all of this and antifa which are being paid by the democrats for their evil doing , TRUMP, was trying to drain the swamp of them all ,but he needs the support of this country to finish the job

  • Hatman1793 says:

    Nice to see somebody taking The Turtle to task over his malicious mistake. You can’t have it both ways Mitch!
    Serious doubt about Mitch’s loyalties has surfaced, so much that Senate Republicans need to “backbench” this geezer now suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
    Cozying up to Chuck-you Schumer & making deals with Senate democrats is NOT what a Senate Minority Leader is supposed to do.
    Make the miscreant democrats earn every vote in the Senate & make Harris break every tie.

  • Branden Oconnell says:

    What a bunch of cowards trump should not only have been impeached but he should have been disqualified the gop is ruining this country ever since Reagan we have started to lose our republic no more compromises just fear mongering of the dumbest people I will pray for these nazis

  • Nun Yad Ambiz Ness says:

    The riot was pre-planned and it was ANTIFA that led the break in at the Capitol building. There is PROOF of this, but of course you won’t see it on the major media outlets because they’re too busy covering up for the Democraps. This whole thing is a FARCE and more of the Un-American actions from those who hate and are trying to destroy this country. The fraud of this past election will be revealed in due time.

  • Anonymous says:

    For a country that stresses your basic rights one being your freedom of choice. Anyone being the president or other wise gives a speech and you go out and make stupid choices that is on you. It is amazing to me that during the BLM that led to massive rioting, destruction of property and loss of life. Not one of the speakers was charged with inciting a riot. The hypocrisy of the people who occupy that building need to be reminded by the people in their next election that they are elected to their offices. Wasting tax payer money for three and a half years trying to impeach then President Trump to placate one women’s ego Nancy Pelosi.

  • Jerry says:

    Jerry – I believe president Trump was put there by GOD. The democrat platform is for many things against GOD’S word. Any government that goes against GOD’S word is not of GOD…..

  • Chuck says:

    McConnell suffers from Pelosiitis, he can’t keep his mouth shut. Furthermore, he is an establishment RINO who accepted President Trump’s campaign stumping when his Senate re-election bid was sinking badly in 2020. This is his thanks. Kentucky republicans should censure him.

  • Chuck says:

    Jim, you may want to do a little more research to learn the truth. The police officer died possibly from a stroke, not a fire extinguisher blow to the head. This isn’t coming out because it doesn’t fit the narrative of Trump bashing.

  • John Jacabo says:

    Democrats and their supporters are pure EVIL! Let’s just start with KILLING unborn children in a moms womb and you can work down from there. Don’t give me that crap oh “it’s a woman’s choice”! She should have kept her legs together and the dude kept his zipper up if a child wasn’t wanted! I know that is “crazy” so if a child is made how bout giving it up for adoption to the hundreds of thousands of people who would gladly raise him/her with love! Abortion is EVIL as are the people who support it!!!!

  • Carol b. says:

    Mitch screwed the Republicans and YES his words will be used against the party in 2022. Devil’s advocate… Maybe he is trying to give the appearance of willingness to compromise with the democrats to undermine them later. If not, then his words were just a pontificating public hissy fit and flex of power to send a message to his party to let Trump go. And the REASON is because Trump doesn’t play by the SWAMPS rules. He DOESN’T play nice. But I for one don’t think diplomacy is called for right now. What this country needs is not a diplomat… We need a LEADER. Trump couldn’t be bought. A novelty for both parties. And the establishment is throwing a temper tantrum because Trump (and his supporters) didn’t give in. We The People and sick of the beaurocracy

  • Joe says:

    RHINO, McConnell, the backstabbing,worthless,pos needs to be removed from office like the many other incompetent,spineless,pathetic politicians, that screwed all Americans, over by losing the senate and house. Now we all suffer from a stolen election, that installed a corrupt,puppet, with dementia,an incompetent, ignorant,incoherant,idiot that has destroyed America in his first two weeks, with pathetic EO’s that lost thousands of jobs, destroyed our energy independence. This total buffoon needs to be removed from office for total disrepect for the constitution,bill of rights.

  • Hope says:

    NO RINOs! And that includes Nikki Haley who also proved to be a turncoat multiple times. She is in the same ranks as Romney, Ryan, Collins, Burr, etc… We need real conservatives, dedicated to the constitution, their constituents, and not to their own interests. Term limits are needed – these people need to be out of office before they are completely corrupt. (Maybe I’m naive, but I still believe many of them start out wanting to do good and become corrupt over time.) NO lobbying for at least 10 years after leaving office. These people have taken our country to where it is today and they should NOT be allowed to hold office again.

  • Charles Kleber says:

    With the Dark Money now in power old McDonald was protecting his ass. He can now run for President himself with Nikki Haley as his Vice President. As far as I can see, they both have accepted the “Dark Money”. Their Cabinet could be filled with the rest of the RINO’s Like Romney and the like.

  • Richard Behler says:

    It is time for this country to go back to a normal llife when this Covid virus goes away, You will never have unity between the two parties with so much anger between them, ,the unity must come from the other 300 Million people,if those senators and representatives ca not unite,that is their responsibility to do sol.We have a great country to be proud of, let us not let 435 Representatives and 100 Senators decide the future for us.,we have have enough common sense to make our country a wonderful place to live and to keep our faith in God, as He says “ God helps those who helps themselves”. God bless America. Dike Behler

  • CT says:

    As a Republican I am asked why I do not like Trump. Check my arguments. Seven companies working for him he did not pay. Destroying companies causing hard working people to lose everything. Bankrupt seven times not paying, not having to pay for services received. College. Scammed students believing they could exceed with the school teaching. Charity. His charity was form for him alone to steal money not to help who needed help. From the charity money he received purchased a million dollar painting of himself for his hotel. Correction. Hotel owned by China considering the note. How much debt does Trump have? He said he had a billion in assets, yet not disclosing debt. Realize if he had the worth he claims he would be proud to show his taxes. Like he says many times “He likes to use other peoples money.“

    It is fair you can disagree with me, but isn’t fair as I am a Republican to be called nasty names having my opinions. My beliefs have value. TRUMP IS NOT A GOOD PERSON

  • Anonymous says:

    Mitch McConnell words are definitely going to effect future GOP elections. GREAT…………they should.

  • CT says:

    Watching is very depressing to know senators have no respect for the law or evidence. I will say again the senators are much responsible for the riot at the capitol as Trump and his boys. They are telling Trump’s gangs they agree the election was stolen . The impeachment is a joke which is not nothing to laugh at. Take a person killing five people with ten witnesses testifying for the state. The defendant goes home not guilty. His jury was made up with family members having no concern for the evidence such as the Republicans in office. They will again find Trump not guilty. If the senators had done their duty to protect the constitution in the last impeachment five people would not have been harmed and killed during the Capitol’s mob. It would be interesting now to know how many senators would have been harmed. Without the protection they received you can be sure the UN-Educated follows had no ideal which senators were Republicans or Democrats. It is sick to say let Trump alone. He is their God and do not want him nailed to the cross.

  • sherril henderson says:

    You have all these RHINOS, Mitch included that have to be voted out. Terms limits are a must as part of solving the problem. Also they can try YOU for lying to the FBI how about trying Nadler , Shift , Pelosi and Schumer for lying to the American people also their threats.

  • Chas says:

    To tell Mitch Mcconnell what you really think you can “type send Mitch Mcconnell an email in a search engine”. LIGHT UP HIS IN BOX!!!! The only reason he did not vote to convicte President Trump, he was trying to save his old ass. Then he turned around and tryed to save himself with the new demorats party. You can’t have it both ways Mitch, if your looking to keep your cushion of a job!!!

  • Jim Braccio says:

    Mitch McConnell is not a leader, he is too wishy-washy. A leader is someone who stands up for his party. Lindsey Graham would be a great leader of the Republican party! He is strong and speaks the truth. Democrats will bring this country to ruins. Biden has been in office for 3 weeks and has already screwed up the country. He has taken so so many Americans out of work and opened the border for illegal immigrants during a pandemic. What a totally stupid idea! Trump put America first and protected Americans. We are going to watch the total destruction of America. Democrats are not concerned about America and it’s people … they are only concerned about their power.

  • Chase says:

    @ KAREN DUFFEY: After the Hoax of an Impeachment part 2…if you think that the democrats brought this country any closer together after watching this political theater that the democrats just put this country through again, then you are soooo truly mistaken!!!! What you and your party has done, has distroyed your little speach post request…

  • Sandy Harvey says:

    These sorry excuses Mitch McConnell, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Pat Toomey, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy should know constitution. Impeach THEM with all the democrats for knowingly lying to their constituents. They represent the people, not their personal ambitions. Anyone who does not understand the constitution and their purpose in Congress need to be removed, impeached, primaried, censured. Furthermore it’s just incompetent to not do your on research and rely completely on what others bring to the table. OANNs Pearson Sharp was able to find and show documented evidence of efforts to provide and protect the Capitol that Nancy Pelosi and the DC mayor refused. This is sheer laziness. Trump, the private citizen, should sue every member of the Congress – if congress can take unconstitutional action and not held to be accountable, then they should have no protection under any law for their actions – they chose to tread on this uncharted territory so Trump should turn it back on them.

  • Don says:

    I have no love for either the far left or the far right! Most of you seem to be to far set in your ways to think about how we can bring this country together. There has to be give and take on both sides if we’re going to continue to be greatest country in the world. Love the USA

  • Honest says:

    Mitch can NOT sit on the fence, He is either with GOP or Not!

  • Deborah says:

    What many Republicans refused to accept 75 million Americans voted for trumps policies not the Republican policies. The more you try to destroy Trump the further from the Republican party trumps voters will drift. Most Republicans and Democrats are not for the American people there for themselves. No matter what you say history will be very good for Trump he did what he said he was going to do and no matter how much our government tries to put him down for the people that voted for him the stronger and more resilient we will become. I’m non-violent I’ve been non-violent my whole life and I plan on being non-violent the rest of my life but you can only push good people and make them live under Tierney for only so long. The FBI the DOJ the CIA can no longer be trusted the government suppresses and controls the narrative when it came to many things but as a retired critical care RN I can’t think of a bigger lie and how many lives were lost because of the lie perpetuated about hydroxy Clora Quinn. Republicans and Democrats have set President Trump up for failure from before he was president during his presidency and even after his presidency. The most important republicans to primary and rid the republican party of these Democrats Liz Cheney Lisa Murkowski Susan Collins Bill Sasse Mitt Romney Pat Toomey Richard Burr Kevin McCarthy Bill Cassidy Mitch McConnell and last but not least Lindsey Graham

  • IRJ says:

    Get this over with and get on with Trump’s criminal charges. America has become a biggest reality TV featuring Donald Trump as the star in a combination of the following shows: Judge Judy, America’s Most Wanted, Biggest Loser, and Shark Tank(failed edition).

  • David says:

    Prople like Jim and Karen (obviously clueless) fall for all of the fake news, and probably get most of their news from twitter, the commie censorship network. Trump was a better president than obama, biden and clinton put together! Why is Biden pulling money in from China and the Ukraine already?! So sad rhat ypu hate America so much that uou support the Anti-Amerocan racist KKK party. Maybe biden was sniffing you and pressjng himself against you! Maybe pull your heads out of your asses. Even the Dem Time magazine reporter laid out how the election was rigged. Here’s a wake up call for you Trump won the election, and even flipped CA! Why do you think they suddenly stopped counting the votes, at the same time, and rheb all of a sudden Biden was winning? People like you have no critical thinking skills. It’s so sad it’s funny! But hey, if you’re in support of the fake draudulent racist part, and biden antisemitic, then hey, get your racist on! We appreciate the laugh!

  • carolyn j moser says:

    McConnell is a backstabber and a turncoat. If President Trump had not electioneered for him in his last race he would not be up there now. President Trump is all that saved that race for him. He then turns on the Ex-president the way he did after the vote (when he needed to keep his BIG MOUTH shut). He is a disgrace to the GOP. I pray his stupidity will not interfere in later elections. We definitely need “TERM LIMITS” to rid our government of the swamp and trash that is there now since we can’t seem to get them out by legitimate elections.

  • ROBERT A. ABADIE says:

    FACE IT FOLKS!!THIS COUNTRY IS LED BY DUMB PROGRESSIVE ASS HOLES INCLUDING MCCONNELL HE ONLY VOTES FOR WHAT HE THINKS IS GOOD NOT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT DUMP HIM AND GET A GOOD
    FIGHTER IN THERE. IT IS A SHAME WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD BE IN JAIL
    FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE IN THE 40 YEARS HE HAS BEEN IN POLITICS AND THAT WHORE VP ALONG WITH HIM.I STILL SAY IF THEY START MESSING WITH 2ND AMMENDMENT THERE WILL BE AN INSTANT ARMED
    REVOLUTION GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Anonymous says:

    not even worth the time –to even type the name Mcconnell in -HE NOT WORTH EVEN THAT—GET HIM OUT

  • James Reynolds (and family) says:

    It is my position that any Republican that voted to impeach Donald Trump should be replaced and sent packing. I believe that if you are a Republican you should honor the Republican party with your support 100% of the time, much like the Democrats do. That’s why the Democrats are winning all the battles right now. I have plans to send notice to the Republican leader ship, in both the House and the Senate (that includes McConnell), that me, my family. and a lot of my friends, are going to take the position that we will not support the Republican party unless they take measures to oust both the House and the Senate representatives before the next elections. I left the Republican party a few years ago for the same reasons, and I will do it again. They are running out of time.

  • JR says:

    For those calling for term limits, look and see if your State has joined the movement for Convention of the States. We can impose terms without the politicians say so.

  • Bill S says:

    I think the patriots in KY should save us from the Chinese Communists and #ditchMitch.

  • Anonymous says:

    There were deaths because of what happened. There could have been more deaths. And the fact that Trump is in his words going to exact revenge on the republicans that voted against him speaks volumes of this mans character. He’s a disgrace

  • BF says:

    THE GOP JUST CANT STAND THE TRUTH

  • Jim says:

    for one thing I blame both parties for what has happened. The republicans has lost the will to fight for what is right and what is wrong. Why do I say this Not one SOB republican stood up and fought for Trump, they have become spin less, they only have a yellow streak down their back side for a spin, no balls, willing to fight for right. Not one SOB lifted one finger to help Trump for every lie the democrat’s said about Trump but now he’s gone all I get is bomb barded by those same ass holes asking for more and more money to fight the demwit congress that started all this. SO both parties are at fought for what is happening now. You all better tighten you belts hold onto all your money you have right now, tax’s will go out the roof on all us hard working tax paying citizens. An not the rich who will be paying, They have far to many loopholes.

  • Mike says:

    McConnell, Romney and the other never Trumpers are the reason I now refuse to donate to both the Republican party or GOP fundraisers. Despite what they think, Trump (although somewhat uncouth at times and ought not to have used his Twitter account as much) was the most effective President we have seen since Ronald Reagan. By Trying to distance the Republican party from Trump he has alienated a very large part of the party, the majority I would say, and it will be bad if the party fractures as the democrats fresh with the taste of blood will again run roughshod over the country like they did in ’08. Obamacare was just the tip of their iceberg. What with crawling into bed with the Chinese Communist Party, the far left policies and a corrupt government we need Donald Trump to lead the way out of this mess. His hands were tied a lot by both parties during his first 4 years, I hope they can support him better when he gets back in (or we remove the current illegitimate regime)

  • Anonymous says:

    Is there a New Party Yet??? Voting for the same old B–T, is an insult to me, my family and fellow patriots. ditto…. to what all said above!!!

  • Roberta says:

    Truth will prevail and be revealed. The lord will have the last word. We fight not against flesh and blood but against powers that are trying to take over our country. God Bless America and all those that fighting for our freedoms. Special prayers for Lindsey Graham for standing up for righteousness. We will never forget.

  • CZR2181 says:

    we must FIGHT to get our country back.
    NO DEMORATS you CAN’T have my guns.
    NO DOMINION MACHINES COUNTING VOTES. ALLOW WITNESS TO KEEP ELECTION FRAUD FROM HAPPENING AGAIN

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