The gap between them widened when McConnell declared on the Senate floor on Saturday that Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the deadly January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. "Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First", he said in his statement on Tuesday. "We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership".
Atlanta prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into whether Trump attempted to overturn his election loss in Georgia, including a January 2 phone call in which he urged the state's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to reverse Biden's narrow victory.
"I can't keep coming on TV every day saying that [Republicans] are all Nazis and Hitler salutes and whatever", McCain said.
"The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president", McConnell said in his Senate speech, adding he was outraged by the violence and Trump's repeated false claims that his election defeat was the result of widespread election fraud.
"The insurrection was the result of a carefully orchestrated plan by Trump, Giuliani and extremist groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, all of whom shared a common goal of employing intimidation, harassment and threats to stop the certification of the Electoral College", the NAACP said.
"The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen".
The senator was quick to note that he was not lumping "the hundreds of violent mob rioters" that attacked the federal seat of government with the 74 million Americans who cast ballots for the former president.
Lindsey Graham: GOP doesn't have "snowball's chance in hell" of taking back Senate without Trump
With seemingly unshakable support from Iowa's two USA senators, Donald Trump last week became the most acquitted president in American history.
"His behaviour during and after the chaos was also unconscionable".
"This is the Republican Party today, it is the "MAGA" party, it's the "QAnon" party, it's the Confederate flag, statue-loving party, and it is the Trump party", Hostin said.
Kremer, a former Tea Party activist, obtained an event permit for the January 6 rally and first tweeted the event's location - "just steps from the White House" - and moderated an immensely popular "Stop The Steal" Facebook page that helped draw Trump supporters to Washington, D.C. An individual familiar with the thought process behind the statement told Politico that Trump wanted to mock McConnell for having multiple chins, but advisors recommended against it.
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