45th President Donald Trump excoriates Sen. Mitch McConnell

45th President Donald Trump excoriates Sen. Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell noted this just moments after voting to acquit Trump, saying the courts are the proper forum for holding the former president accountable for his role in the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.

But it was not enough to convict Trump, who was acquitted Saturday.

Lauded for her forceful presentation of video evidence during the Trump impeachment trial, Plaskett asserted that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell "made a calculation" bowing to his own political interests rather than vote to convict Trump.

Some of the senators and representatives who voted in favour of Trump's impeachment or conviction have been or are facing censure from their state party, underscoring the hold Trump continues to have over the Republican base.

In a speech on the Senate floor, he implied Mr Trump should face criminal and civil litigation, because he was "still liable for everything he did while in office".

"You obviously had the typical, the loser Republicans that couldn't get elected dog catcher today", he said.

Asked about the North Carolina Republican Party's central committee voting unanimously on Monday to censure Burr for his vote, which said in a statement that the trial was unconstitutional because Trump is no longer in office, Whatley insisted that the censure against Burr simply stated the party's "shock and disappointment" with the senator's vote and its disagreement with it.

Trump ended his statement by saying, "where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First".

"We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful and compassionate leadership".

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Sky News reported that it had also received the videos but had been unable to contact Latifa for the last nine months. It was her second failed attempt to flee overseas after she previously tried to leave the UAE in 2002 as a teenager.

Kinzinger is not the only Republican lawmaker facing serious backlash for backing Trump's impeachment.

Mr McConnell said he had not spoken to Mr Trump since mid-December. The GOP privately flirted with purging the norm-shattering former president after he incited a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last month. "He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat", Trump said in the statement without clarifying why, given those circumstances, he had appointed her to his Cabinet in the first place.

Donald Trump is still a dominant force in the Republican Party and would win its 2024 presidential nomination in a landslide if the voters were choosing today, according to a telling new poll.

Ornstein noted that a commission might be able to reconstruct "what kind of communications Trump had" with the "House members who were clearly involved". McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements.

"We know who is talking to us and saying how important police officials are when their side is the one that's been saying defund the police", Johnson said.

Trump may eventually take aim at Joe Biden and the left, but the political warfare Trump appears most interested in at the moment is of the internecine variety.

Federal prosecutors have said they are looking at all angles of the assault on the Capitol and whether the violence had been incited. Trump scares them. And that is scary.

"So my job in using this platform is to show that even without a vote, we can have a voice and if you gave us a vote, how much more we could do for this country", she added. He alleges that the conspiracy between all the named defendants occurred during the Save America rally immediately prior to the breach of Capitol security barriers on the day in question.

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