On Saturday, just minutes after the Democrats' second attempt to impeach President Trump failed, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) launched one of the most hateful, mean-spirited attacks against a former American president -- EVER. Despite voting to acquit America's 45th president, McConnell said from the Senate floor that the events of January 6 were a "disgraceful dereliction of duty," adding:
"There's no question – none – that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."
Then, on Presidents' Day, The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed from the Senate Majority Leader in which he trashed Trump again! While stating that his vote to acquit was based on the Constitution, McConnell doubled down on his earlier comments about January 6:
There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone. His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable.
McConnell also implied that, even though "45" wasn't convicted by the Senate, he still could be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution:
Former officials are 'still liable to be tried and punished in the ordinary tribunals of justice.' Criminal law and civil litigation ensure there is no so-called January exemption.
Do these recent comments -- attacks against President Trump by the top Republican in the Senate -- disqualify McConnell from his leadership position? Grassfire wants to know what you think.
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Today, we're launching a new QuickPoll to find out where our team members stand on the Senate Minority "Leader." McConnell has served as the top GOP Senator since November 2006 and is the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history. But with the Kentucky Senator becoming so anti-Trump, is it time for him to step aside -- or even be forced out by his GOP colleagues?
If you think McConnell should be removed from his leadership position for his continuous attacks on President Trump, click here or on the "YES!" button below. If you support the Kentucky Republican's efforts to purge the former president from the party and think he should remain Senate GOP leader, please click here or on the "NO!" button below.
If McConnell resigns or gets "booted" from his leadership position, he might end of leaving the Senate. Kentucky's Democrat governor likely would NOT appoint a Republican to take his place. Is losing McConnell worth further tilting the Senate's balance of power TOWARD Democrats?
Please make your voice heard by clicking "YES!" or "NO!" now. We'll share the results of our "Ditch Mitch?" QuickPoll after reaching 10,000 votes. Thanks, in advance, for making your voice heard today.
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
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Acquittal Vindicated the Constitution, Not Trump (The Wall Street Journal)