'Practically and morally responsible': McConnell scorches Trump — but votes to acquit

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday delivered a searing address from the Senate floor condemning Donald Trump as “practically and morally responsible” for the Capitol insurrection — moments after voting to acquit the former president of inciting it.The Kentucky Republican maintained he would have “carefully considered” convicting Trump had he been in office, but that he believes Trump could not be convicted as a former president. “There’s no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said. “The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks thundering that shadowy forces are stealing our country and then feign surprise when people believe him and do reckless things.”He then stated: “We have no power to convict and

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By Ben Leonard


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