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"After careful consideration, I've made the decision to oppose the House Democrats slanted and unbalanced proposal for another commission to study the events of Jan. 6,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. The speech comes hours after meeting with Senate Republicans early Wednesday morning. The Minority Leader has tried to rally other GOP members behind his efforts to block any commission from becoming law.
A clear reversal from his previous comments when the Kentucky Republican said the GOP needed to move past Trump. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people," McConnell said on the Senate Floor two weeks after a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. A pointed rebuke of Trump that has faded away and replaced by the Leader's supportive words less than a month after denouncing the former president.
The U.S. Senate Majority Leader's first comments after the House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) impeached Trump for a second time in less than a year. The majority of 232 congress members including ten Republicans, who broke party lines to bring charges against Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riots
McConnell has told associates "he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party," according to a report from the New York Times published Tuesday.