Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that President Trump provoked the mob that attacked the Capitol earlier this month.
“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the federal government which they did not like,” Mr. McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
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Mr. McConnell has said he is considering whether he would vote to convict Mr. Trump during his second impeachment trial, which will take place after Mr. Trump leaves office.
The House passed an article of impeachment against Mr. Trump last week, focused on his statements encouraging his supporters to march on the Capitol.Photo Credit: Getty