Senator Mitch McConnell was considering voting to convict Donald Trump in the impeachment trial for his alleged role in the Capitol riot and said he was “done” with the “mad” former president over the incident.
The revelations surfaced in published excerpts from the upcoming book, Unchecked: The Untold Story Behind Donald Trump’s Botched Congressional Impeachments, written by Politico’s Rachael Bade and the washington post Karoun Demirjian.
Explaining that the vote to convict Trump would represent “one of the most pivotal votes of his career,” the authors said McConnell (R-KY) was almost certain the GOP would purge itself of the then-president.
“But while McConnell was ready to end Trump, his party, it seems, was not,” they wrote.
Mitch McConnell Called Trump ‘Crazy’ After Capitol Attack, New Book Says https://t.co/ewwLIOpSk4
— American Guardian (@GuardianUS) September 21, 2022
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Mitch McConnell said he was ‘done’ with Trump
Book excerpts provided by The Washington Post quickly place Mitch McConnell in AOC territory or Adam Kinzinger with his melodramatic reaction to the events of January 6.
They describe him as ‘stunned’ by what ‘marauders’ had done to the Capitol and depict a man ‘overwhelmed with emotion from trauma [his aides] experimented.”
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The result was this promise: “We all know Trump is crazy,” McConnell told them. “I’m done with him. I will never speak to him again.
“We are not in fundamental disagreement; we just don’t agree on tactics,” McConnell told Cheney as they discussed how to free the GOP from Trump’s iron grip. “Let’s just ignore it. »
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And while the Senate Republican leader may have been ready to move on, it became clear the GOP lacked the votes to condemn Trump, despite efforts by Liz Cheney (R-WY) to convince him. to act quickly, circumvention of due process.
“She pressed him in a series of phone calls to bring the Senate back from a suspension of Congress before Biden’s inauguration and quickly condemn Trump before he left office,” the authors reveal.
“Republicans would follow his lead,” she insisted to McConnell. And besides, Trump was still a permanent threat to the country.
On that last point, according to the book, McConnell “did not disagree,” even though he knew logistics would make a quick conviction impossible.
“We are not in fundamental disagreement; we just don’t agree on tactics,” he reportedly told Cheney. “Let’s just ignore it. »
“Let’s Just Ignore It”: Book Details @LeaderMcConnellthe decision not to convict Trump https://t.co/yezH6z9hBw
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 22, 2022
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Trump says McConnell is a broken hack
The latest book on the events surrounding the Capitol riot plaza with another previously published effort alleging that Mitch McConnell admitted he was “delighted” that Trump “totally discredited” himself during the entire ordeal.
He also gloated that Trump had apparently “committed political suicide.”
“I feel elated that this man has finally completely discredited himself,” McConnell said. “He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
McConnell, it seems according to a New York Times column of the authors of this particular book, thought that “the Democrats are going to take care of this son of a bitch for us”.
Hours after a mob ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described himself as “elated” by the potential damage to the then-president. , Donald Trump. https://t.co/61mcyKKcmT
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 26, 2022
Trump has repeatedly shot Mitch McConnell since the Senate Minority Leader vowed to “finish” him.
Just a few weeks ago, as reported The political insiderTrump took to social media to call McConnell a “broken politician” and even made remarks about his “crazy wife.”
Trump attacked McConnell and his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, over the weekend after the Kentucky Republican suggested the GOP had a better chance of taking over the House than the Senate because its candidates are bad quality.https://t.co/1gEI7ZpPCp
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 22, 2022
Last week, Trump describes Mitch as an “absolute loser” who gave the Democrats “everything they want”.
Thursday he shared a column analyzing a new Civiqs poll indicating that only 7% view McConnell favorably.
Trump has pressed the GOP to oust McConnell, whom he describes as a “Broken old crowfrom management.
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