Congress to have '9/11 type commission' to investigate Capitol insurrection, Pelosi announces

Congress to have '9/11 type commission' to investigate Capitol insurrection, Pelosi announces

"The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen".

In a very lengthy statement issued by Trump's team, the former president aired a long list of grievances centred around his failed effort to overturn the vote count in state's like Georgia, and accused McConnell of "destroying the Republican side of the Senate" for not joining the effort.

He went on to write: "Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again".

For its justification in suing a former president, the complaint relies in part on arguments made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, after he voted to acquit Mr. Trump in the trial Saturday. "We don't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump'".

Clearly angry in his speech on the Senate floor, he said Trump's actions around the time of the attack on Congress were "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty".

"These criminals were carrying his banners".

In her letter, Pelosi said, "It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened".

Some, like the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump during the second impeachment trial, have sought to distance the party from the former president.

He also said McConnell "begged" for his endorsement in the senator's home state of Kentucky while running for reelection past year _ and suggested he'd work to defeat McConnell and his Republican allies, saying he planned to "back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great".

"Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly". "The unconscionable behavior did not end when the violence actually began", McConnell said.

Many analysts however blame that loss on Mr Trump himself, for his unsettling refusal to accept President Joe Biden's strong 3 November election victory, based on groundless claims of fraud. "President Trump did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on January 6".

"President Trump did not plan, produce, or organize the January 6 rally on the Ellipse", he said.

Despite the potshot at McConnell's family and the insulting characterization of his personality, Trump wanted to lob harsher personal attacks at McConnell, according to a source familiar with Trump's desires. "He was a hell of a president on all of the things that conservatives really believe in".

"This is the question the Republicans are now going to have to ask themselves tonight", Hannity said.

"Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First".

"This is a big moment for our country, and we can not let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future!"

Mr McConnell and other Republicans have declined to endorse the Mr Biden package of stimulus measures, calling it too expensive.

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