Prominent Republican McConnell Rejects Fellow Party Punishments

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell disagrees with his party’s criticism of two prominent Republican critics of former President Donald Trump.

 

The two lawmakers, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are part of the House of Representatives committee investigating the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021.

They were reprimanded at a party rally in Salt Lake City last week and were accused in a resolution of engaging in “destructive behaviour” that is bad for the country and their party. Democrats would lead them to join the “persecution of ordinary citizens” who participate in the political process in a “legitimate way”.

McConnell dismisses those descriptions, saying: “We saw what happened. It was a violent uprising to try to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately ratified election from one government to another. That’s what it was.” .”

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