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McConnell Will Vote To Acquit Trump

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Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell will vote to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, Fox News has learned, as day five of the trial is now underway.

McConnell’s vote had been closely watched since he’s been very critical of Trump’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot, and his wife — former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — resigned from the administration in the aftermath of the attack that killed at least five people, including a Capitol Police officer.

In a speech on Jan. 19, McConnell, R-Ky., said Trump “provoked” the mob that tried to use “fear and violence” to stop the joint session of Congress from certifying then-President-elect Biden’s win on Jan. 6.

“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell at the time. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

McConnell alerted colleagues of his decision Saturday morning via email before the Senate convened for what… (Read more)

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