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2/26/2021 2:46:00 AM

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was 'practically and morally responsible' for the deadly insurrection

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McConnell said he would support Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee in 2024.The comment came days after he accused Trump of being"practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol insurrection."Absolutely," McConnell said when asked if he would back Trump again if he won the GOP nomination.

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Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee for president again.He made the comment during an appearance on Fox News'"Special Report" with Bret Baier. The Kentucky senator said he had several prospects in mind for the 2024 Republican nomination and added that he expected it to be a"wide open race and fun for you all to cover."

"If the president was the party's nominee, would you support him?" Baier asked."The nominee of the party? Absolutely," McConnell said.Thursday's remarks came just days after McConnell accused the former president of"dereliction of duty" over the Capitol siege on January 6.

After voting to acquit Trump on February 13 following his Senate impeachment trial, McConnell said the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol were"fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry he'd lost an election."

"Former President Trump's actions that preceded the riot were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty," he said, adding that"Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."McConnell explained his vote to acquit by saying that impeachment was not the right avenue to hold Trump responsible given that its punishment is removal from office, and Trump had already left office by then. He hinted, however, that Trump could face criminal prosecution for his actions.

"Impeachment was never meant to be the final forum for American justice," he said."We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being held accountable by either one."

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Because he knows which side his bread is buttered on, and almost none of the current crop of Senate Republicans really has a spine to speak of. Hey 🤷🏾‍♂️, that’s politics for you. In my experience a politician can usually only be trusted to act within the circumstances of whichever “moment” they’re in, on camera. One moment “bashing this person” is good, the next “it’s not”. So, I’m not surprised. But term limits would nice

LeaderMcConnell is no leader. He will say and do whatever keeps him his job! weneedtermlimits That man child is useless. ' two headed snake' old man...not reliable. Through thick and thin, the 'Don' and his 'family' stick together. Party before country. Very SAD. Mitch McConnel is having fun taking us all for a ride

Republican politicians are all hideous excuses for human beings who will say and do anything at any given moment to maintain personal power. of course he would... those conspirators were his kind, you know what I mean... 'MOSCOW MITCH' is a sell out.. IT IS INDEED THE - - - 'TRUMP REPUBLICAN 'NEO-NAZI' PARTY'🤚🤚🤚

Because Trump makes him richer Hey LeaderMcConnell have you gone senile or what? You seem to vacillate daily! Time you head for the nursing home! RawStory GOP Neera is too partisan Bitch McConnell is the best politician alive. MUSAGA The switch in politics are faster than you might imagine,this case depict it

Unhinged oldman! I guarantee you Trump has more compromising info on people like McConnell than J. Edgar Hoover. This senator is simply not worthy of being a representative of the people. Ethics and morality matter. He's a true politician. Look at the polls in KY, he can't turn his back on Trump even if he wanted to, at least if he wants to stay in power, and they ALL want to stay in power.

Please stop giving these sideways talking clowns credibility. Him flip flopping on Trump 3 times in the course of 2 weeks was plenty of evidence that he’s dishonest, was there any doubt? And in a month he’ll probably denounce Trump again. At least make the BS subtle Mitch. 🤡 Politics as usual lol Smfh

“But her mean tweets” 🤗 good Of course he did.