Senate Minority Republican leader Mitch McConnell, members of his leadership group and his inner circle reject former President Donald Trump’s latest statements about the January 6, 2021 invasion of the Capitol, as well as the pre-election elections. of 2020.
McConnell told reporters Tuesday that he would oppose a pardon for Trump supporters, who pleaded guilty to breaking the law on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob stormed the Capitol, killing one of its members. Capitol police, injuring several other police officers, and causing more than $ 1 million in damage.
These statements signaled the effort of McConnell, as well as several other colleagues of the Republicans in the Senate, in order to leave behind the 2020 presidential election.
Republicans in the Senate believe they can regain a majority in the midterm elections, as well as a majority in the House of Representatives.
They themselves want to discuss inflation and other issues, which they believe will be important burdens for President Biden and the Democrats in the November election.
However, the problem lies in the fact that Trump is still returning to the rivalry he cultivated for the result of the presidential election, with the arguments he made and which, they believe, lead to a political impasse.
Trump publicly referred to the idea of pardoning those convicted of the January 6 crimes at a rally on Saturday, saying “if I am a presidential candidate and I win, I will treat those people fairly on January 6.”
“If pardon is required, I will forgive them because they were treated so unfairly,” Trump said.
McConnell did not like that statement.