McConnell: ‘The Mob Was Fed Lies; They Were Provoked by the President and Other Powerful People’ – By Melanie Arter (CNS News) / January 19 2021
(CNSNews.com) – The violent mob who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 was fed lies and provoked by President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like, but we pressed on,” he said.
“We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation, not even for one night. We certified the people’s choice for their 46th president. Tomorrow President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in. We’ll have a safe and successful inaugural right here on the west front of the Capitol, the space that President Bush 41 called “democracy’s front porch,” and then we’ll move forward,” McConnell said.