Trump Blasts McConnell And His Leadership In Lengthy Response To Recent Criticism

Trump Blasts McConnell And His Leadership In Lengthy Response To Recent Criticism

"Inciting a riot, or attempting to interfere with the congressional efforts to ratify the results of the election that are commended by the Constitution, could not conceivably be within the scope of ordinary responsibilities of the president", Joseph Sellers, a lawyer who represents Thompson, said in an interview.

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.

Though the impeachment case focused squarely on accusations of incitement, the lawsuit more broadly accuses Trump of conspiring to disrupt the constitutional activities of Congress - namely, the certification of election results establishing Biden as the rightful victor - through a monthslong effort to discredit the outcome and to lean on individual states and his own vice president to overturn the contest.

Calls are now growing for Trump to face criminal prosecution, as well as the formation of a government commission to investigate what happened. "It became the Democrats' principal advertisement, and a big victor for them it was", Trump said.

As we wrote yesterday, Republican leaders are now fighting over Mr Trump's future role in the party, with some pushing for the Trump era to come to an end.

Slamming McConnell's "lack of political insight, wisdom, and skill." . But as things stand, Mr Trump is the runaway favourite with 53 per cent. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), for instance, has declared that we need a commission "to find out what happened and make sure it never happens again", and to ensure that the Capitol's security is improved. We know our America First agenda is a victor, not McConnell's Beltway First agenda or Biden's America Last.

The two-page letter goes on to defend Trump as a man of Christian faith and criticizes Kinzinger for attacking the former president, reportedly saying: "You won't convince us otherwise with your terrible, rude accusations of President Trump!"

Burr is not the only Republican senator who has been reprimanded for voting to convict Trump. When Donald Trump left the White House in January 2021, he remained "Individual-1" in the federal campaign finance crimes case against his former attorney, Michael Cohen.

Mr Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, is in second place with 12 per cent.

"We're going to figure out whether we're going to be a party that can win elections or not", said Mr Hogan, who is Governor of Democratic-leaning Maryland.

Kinzinger, a six-term Republican from IL, was one of the 10 GOP House members who joined Democrats to impeach Trump following the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

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McConnell said he voted to acquit Trump because the Senate has no jurisdiction over an ex-president - even though he had rejected a push from Democrats to start the trial when Trump was still in office.

Speaking to NBC after the trial, Mr Hogan said he believed there would be a "real battle for the soul of the Republican Party" in the coming months.

Trump was acquitted after falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.

The former U.S. president criticised McConnell's intellect, his appearance and more. He straight-up said "There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day".

"As part of this unified plan to prevent the counting of Electoral College votes, Defendants Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, through their leadership, acted in concert to spearhead the assault on the Capitol while the angry mob that Defendants Trump and Giuliani incited descended on the Capitol", the lawsuit alleges.

In a breathlessly bold claim, Trump is not only attacking McConnell as somehow beholden to China because of his Chinese-American wife's numerous business ties to that country.

The former president's statement promises to further fuel an intraparty struggle.

Mr Giuliani is "not now representing President Trump in any legal matters", said Jason Miller on CNN.

"It is now most embarrassing to us that we are related to you".

And the street criminals who compiled those new records of shootings and killings previous year in nearly all of our cities, they were not Oath Keepers or Proud Boys.

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