Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the record as saying about the riot on the U.S. Capitol: “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”
Unless he’s trying set himself for a scenario where he can have it both ways (i.e. condemn Trump without voting to convict), this sounds like Mitch McConnell is on the verge of voting to convict Trump in his impeachment trial and put that final nail in Trump’s already well-nailed coffin. By the way, I don’t think McConnell can have it both ways, here. That is, I don’t think there’s a way he can be taken seriously in his condemnation of Trump’s role in the riot without voting to convict. What makes this all so significant is a source close to McConnell has said if McConnell votes to convict Trump, a conviction will happen.
Thoughts on all of this? Will McConnell vote to convict Trump? If so, does that mean enough Republican will follow suit?