The Senate’s second impeachment trial for Donald Trump is in the books.
It ended in an acquittal.
But Donald Trump couldn’t believe what he heard this GOP senator say on TV about impeachment.
After the Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump on the House of Representatives’ article of impeachment, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the United States Senate and torched Donald Trump even though McConnell voted to acquit the President.
McConnell ranted and raved that Trump was morally responsible for the riot and all but invited Joe Biden’s Justice Department to criminally charge Trump for inciting the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
The Kentucky Republican went so far as to accuse Trump of “a disgraceful dereliction of duty” by his actions prior to the deadly riot and was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.”
Republicans were furious at McConnell for dividing the party and creating an impediment to winning the 2022 and 2024 elections by trying to purge the former President and his voters from the GOP.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham rebuked McConnell in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” where Graham ripped the GOP leader for handing the Democrats ammunition for attack ads to run against GOP challengers in key Senate races next November that the party must win if they have any hope of reclaiming the majority.
“I think Senator McConnell’s speech, he got a load off a chest obviously, but unfortunately he put a load on the back of Republicans. That speech you will see in 2022 campaigns. I would imagine if you’re a Republican running in Arizona or Georgia or New Hampshire, where we have a chance to take back the Senate, they may be playing Senator McConnell’s speech and asking about it as a candidate. I imagine if you’re an incumbent Republican, they’re going to be people asking you will you support Senator McConnell in the future. So I like them, Senator McConnell. He worked well with President Trump. I think his speech is an outlier regarding how Republicans feel about all this,” Graham told host Chris Wallace.
Republicans are likely to face a favorable political environment in 2022 as the opposition party traditionally gains seats in midterm elections.
That’s why even liberal Republicans like Graham cannot understand why McConnell is pursuing a foolhardy strategy of trying to purge a former President who is the most popular figure in the Republican Party.
Donald Trump won more votes than any Republican in history.
Instead of building on the energy his candidacy created, establishment Republicans who only value losing gracefully want to seize back control of the GOP to return it to the days of John McCain and Mitt Romney leading the way.
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