McConnell Open To Convicting Trump – DC Watchdog

McConnell Open To Convicting Trump

After getting President Donald Trump to support all of his recommendations for the federal courts – including the Supreme Court – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now hinting that he might convict Trump of Incitement of Insurrection in the Senate Trial that will begin soon following Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives.

The bipartisan impeachment vote in the House against President Trump on Wednesday set up a politically explosive reckoning for Senate Republicans, who spent four years enabling Trump’s behavior but in the wake of last week’s Capitol riot are grappling with how — or whether — to punish him with just seven days left in office,” according to The Washington Post.

The most striking position came from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said Wednesday that he will consider convicting Trump on inciting the attempted insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 — a remarkable break between the two men who worked in lockstep for four years, even as the majority leader continually deflected questions about Trump’s untoward conduct and rhetoric. [emphasis added]

It was also a dramatic shift from his position during Trump’s first impeachment a year ago, when he publicly stressed that he was “not an impartial juror” and privately worked in concert with White House officials to map out the president’s eventual acquittal in the Senate.

“‘While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,’ McConnell said in a message to his colleagues, an excerpt of which was released by his office.”

For more on this story, go to The Washington Post.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. Do you think Sen. Mitch McConnell will vote to convict President Trump in the Senate? If he did, would your opinion of McConnell change?

39 Comments

  1. Peggy Dennis says:

    I wish with all my heart I had not voted for the snake traitor that McConnell has become. He best not run again cause sure be a big loss.I cant stand him now. Have no respect for him at all.

  2. Linda says:

    Mitch will be thrown out if the Senate along with the other GOP AND Dem garbage that is there. We will NOT have to wait for re-election to dump him. He will more than likely be arrested for his connections to China through his Chinese wife. Say goodby Mitch …. you are done

  3. Renegade says:

    If Mitch McConnell can’t support our President, who did absolutely NOTHING to do with the insurrection, cannot support our President then he needs to go home and stay there! We don’t want a turncoat as the Majority or Minority party Leader in the senate. That group that entered the Capital chambers had this planned and followed through with it all on there own! As everyone could see, the vast majority of the people there were peaceful!!

  4. Mary Hatfield says:

    Mitch McConnell and all of the other traitors need to be voted out in the next election!!! They’re all hateful liars who can’t stand the thought of their ability to cheat and steal might be taken from them! They can all go to hell!!!

  5. Barbara Osmundson says:

    Like all the other politicians in DC, he is refusing to look at the evidence of the election and he is refusing to look at the evidence at the Capitol that shows it was not Trump that incited the riot. It was far left Antifa and BLM and a few supporters go caught up in the mob. Not even sure any supporters were involved or just leftists dressed to look like supporters. They listen to the news/lies and go for it. Instead of acting like they are supposed to have some brains they are acting like children and going to whomever offers the money.

  6. Barb Funk says:

    Disgrace, unloyal and a snake.

  7. Audie M Jordan says:

    I think McConnell will vote for impeachment. He is too old to get elected again, probably just wants to coast these years, letting the Democrats do as they please.

    The most positive thing that can be said about his actions during Trump’s tenure up until last week is that he did not blatantly resist Trump. He did not go out of his way to support him. Whatever he does is really a moot point now. There will never be another Republican President. With the leftist/liberal/communist Obama Harris administration, there will be no election reform. There will be 30,000,000 + illegals voting & DC/PR will become States.

  8. Howard Savage says:

    I think McConnell, will be like all the other non committals in DC and go with the flow. Time for him and half the old fogies’ to go home. They have become squatters on the hill.

  9. Old Jimboe says:

    Unfortunately, I believe Mitch McConnell WILL “throw Trump under the bus”! That’s the way Republicans have been treating him (the Liz’s & the Mitt’s) so far, and I will never send another penny of my money to them again except for the local Texas bunch, which are still a bunch of “GOOD GUYS and GALS”! Maybe a new party can be formed, such as a “CONSTITUTION” party that will stick together in trying times. Ever noticed how well the Democrats stick together even when they are totally totally WRONG!!!??!!!

  10. Betty S Storment says:

    I am ashamed of you as an American and a Kentuckian, You should stand for your Party and your wife leaving when she did tells a lot about you. are you connected to China in some kind of way? i think you should think long and hard what you are doing and take up for your part and your President.

  11. Debra says:

    I feel that President Trump DID NOT incite the people to riot at the White House. The only part that I can see is he should have came out earlier and told them to get out and go home or they would be prosecuted to the fullest!!!

  12. Jan says:

    President Trump proposed giving everyone a $2000 stimulus check, but Mitch McConnell torpedoed it. If Mitch said, “Okay,let’s do it”, the Democraps might not have taken control of the Senate and Trump would be “sitting pretty”. Now the Democraps will take the credit for the $2000 stimulus checks, if they happen at all.

  13. Paul says:

    He is a disgrace and and him and his wife are part of the corruption …drain the swamp

  14. Judy Pritchard says:

    Upset that Mitch McConnell would even consider going against our great President!
    If he does he’ll never get elected again! There are 75 million Trump supporters and it won’t change!
    He is a strong leader that kept his promises and more. He loves and stands for the American people.

    • Debra says:

      ALL Republicans [Mitch McConnell] need to grow a pair and START STANDING UP for THE AMERICANS that want the UNITED STATES back to the freedoms that the U.S.A is known for!!!
      If you ALL would stand up and fight like the Democrats, maybe “all” Americans could get some where. And for all of you out there I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican!!! I vote for the person whom follows my ideals, NOT THE PARTY

  15. Sondra Wilson says:

    Another corrupt politician who needs to retire. It’s not about what is right or wrong, it’s about the money, it’s about padding his pockets. I use to have respect for him, but no more. The world is changing and it will change fast with the lop sided fraudulent election. It’s all about the politicians inside money feed and it has absolutely nothing in favor of AMERICA. THE USA

  16. Very disappointed in McConnell speaking out against Our President. He is DONE if he votes for impeachment!

  17. Bonnie Clarke says:

    If McConnell does not back President Trump, he’s done!

  18. Mary McTasney says:

    Mitch McConnell no spine was informed before the riot did nothing! Nancy Pelosi also was informed of the situation did nothing. What about the knowledge of a dangerous situation about to occur and you do nothing to prevent or slow it down from happening? I say they share in the charges of insiting riot!! They knowingly put persons at risk that resulted in an AF Vet being killed and others killed and hurt

  19. Donna Zimmerman says:

    He is not to be trusted. He only looks out for his own personal and political best interest. It is a shame that we as a country have elected these same and new people that do not care about this country and the principals it was founded on. We have no one to blame but ourselves by our choices made when voting.
    We the people put these assholes in power. How do we get them out?

    • David says:

      I don’t think Trump is guilty because of what I understand the FBI new of the trouble that was coming and it Mitch does not go ahead with the impeachment and find him not guilty then Mitch will be gone the next election.

  20. Anthony says:

    If republicans had any brains or backbone at al they would start impeachment of Biden on January 21st . For being in China’s back pocket . Wake up America . Stop looking the other way when it comes to these assholes .

  21. Nedra Moran says:

    If he does, he will be a part of the biggest scam in the US history playig into the hands of Nancy Pelosi. He stands in front of the Senate and espouses how he believes in freedom, justice for all, and the constitution. Well, if he does this it will show he really doesn’t believe in any of it and is just like Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, Nadler, Harris and Biden. He doesn’t give a damn about his country, his constitutents or the rest of the citizens in the United States. What ever happened to the accepted rule that everyone is “INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY” The constitution was not followed yesterday in the house and I doubt if it will be in the future with the Biden group. They truly only CARE ABOUT POWER. THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY EVERYONE’S FREEEDOM EXCEPT THEIRS. THE ONLY PEOPLE THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEMSELVES!!!!! I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE COMMUNISTS, MARSISTS, ATHEISTS IN OUR UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND ALL HAVE ONE GOAL IN MIND AND THAT IS TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES WAY OF LIFE. THIS IS AWFUL GOODBYE MCCONNEL IF YOU CONTINUE TO PLAY IN THIS WITCH HUNT AND I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN YOU!!!!!!

  22. Anthony says:

    If the republicans don’t back president Trump and coward’s to the dem’s dumbass political bullshit , it will be the end of the republican party .I would not vote in another election . And yes , I know that just plays in to the dumbass’s hands of the democrats , but hey , enough is enough . there all a bunch of power trip egotistical crooks . That is exactly why we needed trump 4 more years to drain the swamp in Washington completely . I pray he runs in 2024 . God help our country if he doesn’t .

  23. Pauline says:

    Mitch McConnell is two-faced and I am disgusted. POTUS supported him during his reelection, just as he supported many of the Republican senators. He should have done us a favor and retired as his wife did. Been on the gravy train too long and to not support the President is inexcusable.

    • rob says:

      Is a Senator is advised before a riot and the break in of the capitol,and does not act, he is guilty of high treason punishable by death.

  24. Breaker 19 says:

    Of course he will. He probably started watching CNN’s lies about people leaving the Republican party and voting for the Democrats, so he thinks if he goes against Trump, he will get more votes. That’s all he is after.

    • Theresa says:

      Mitch has always been a weasel. His wife is a member of the biggest Chinese shipping magnet in China. Her family is beholding to the Communist Party and the military complex. Session is also married to a Chinese wife connected to the Chinese Communist Party. Frankly, I feel that when Sessions was in the DOJ, he was a security risk as well as Mitch.
      What many Americans don’t understand is, any Chinese born individual must ALWAYS keep a connection to China and their party due to threats to their families still living in China. All wealthy Chinese companies, business people must join the Communist party and a % of their income MUST be given to the Chinese military complex. If they don’t they can’t exist and make money.

  25. Cathy says:

    I think Mitch needs to remember who elected him & who he’s supposed to represent.

    • Lillian says:

      Maybe it’s time to vote him out of office, 2022 is coming up soon so if he does this then it’s time to get rid of him and all the rest of the Rino’s

  26. Gregger says:

    WAPO is fake news.

  27. Dianne says:

    I think Mitch McConnell and the rest of the people up there need to stop and now. President Trump was a very good President and I don’t think he has deserved any of the crap they have given him. President Trump did not incite any riots, it was antifa, possibly blm. The democrats have caused all this violence since last summer and they freaking keep getting away with it. Look at their new president elect biden everything he is doing (crime family-Ukraine ) for instance it seems to be ok with the people in washington that we pay. Leave President Trump and his family alone, you are trying to destroy President Trump because he knows what he is doing unlike most of the rest of them up there. Say like pelosi-she does nothing but stall the stimulus because she can’t give her buddies in other countries all the money they want and take care of American’s first. Pelosi is the one that should be IMPEACHED for all the wrong she has done. Leave President Trump alone.

    • Theresa says:

      Dianne,
      Your right. On CNN about a week ago John Sullivan from Utah even admitted that he had been flown in from Utah (he is head of Antifa in Utah). He was instructed to start a riot. The FBI told these people, including BLMers to stay away. FBI warned the corrupt D.C. police, Demorats and local authorities and EVERONE looked the other way. Trump, since George Washington, has performed admirably towards our country. The left fear him because of his following, unveiling the deep state and exposing the corruption and destruction from the left. Via Obama’s D.C. home (his war room), Soros, Pelosi, A. Schiff, the rest of the uncovered Communist in the demorat party; has over thrown this country. Flynn would have helped Trump expose all.
      What I don’t understand is that after Flnn was pardoned, Flynn suggested to Trump to suspend the Constitution and invoke the insurrection act. The left stoled the election. All corrupt departments refused to look at the evidence. The best thing that Trump can do now is UNCLASSIFY everything on the left, all the way back to Hillary and Obama before he leaves the W.H.
      As far as Mitch, the turtle, goes, I read just yesterday the he told the press he would NOT convene the Senate until after the fake inauguration, so that way the dictators on the left can’t vote for impeachment. Pelosi wants to keep Trump from coming back for 2nd term.
      One other issue. A women video analysis viewed closely the horrible shooting of Ashley Babbitt and her findings was that a Mega clad BLMer broke the window, than Ashley began to crawl through the window and was shot in the neck, than the BLMer ran down the stairs and changed clothes into their wardrobe. The analysts looked at the video several times to make sure. There were NO Trump MEGA people storming Congress. They were ALL well placed Antifa and BLM. Financed and trained by Soros and Obama.

      • Paul says:

        Well well what do you know……the whole riot was planned long before Trump spoke and guess what side was behind it…..THE LEFT!!

        Let’s see who starts apologizing to our great president first!
        Assholes all of them …Pelosi at the top of the heap!

    • Sam says:

      Great to hear you all and that we know what they did to setup the capital breach with blm/antifa thugs to stop the objection and investigation of the illegal election! Yes pelosi is a deranged evil Communist China operative hell bent on filling her bank account and selling out our country along with biden & harris! Don’t give up hope. TX prosecuting election fraud criminal! Just the beginning.

      • Sam says:

        Who is managing this site? McCONNELL SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT VOTE TO CONVICT PRESIDENT TRUMP ON IMPEACHMENT OR ANYTHING ELSE!!!! DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE CONVICTED OF INCITING BLM/ANTIFA MOBS TO DESTROY CITIES AND MURDER OUR CITIZENS!

  28. Dan Perron says:

    Screw the Washington Post, and screw Jeff Bozo’s agenda! Screw socialism, Facebook, Twitter, Google and all the elite that are taking our freedom of speech and all the freedoms in all your Agendas!

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