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Senate Republican Leader: Trump ‘Provoked’ US Capitol Rampage

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell contended Tuesday that outgoing President Donald Trump “provoked” thousands of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in a futile effort to block Congress from certifying that Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump in the November election.“The mob was fed lies” that Trump had been cheated out of reelection, McConnell told the Senate a day ahead of Biden being sworn in on the steps of the Capitol as the country’s 46th president.“They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,” McConnell said in an unusual rebuke of Trump, a fellow Republican …read more

Source:: Voice of America


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