McConnell votes to acquit but says Trump “morally responsible” for Capitol Riot

Despite voting to acquit former President Trump, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell suggested Trump is “practically and morally responsible” for the U.S. Capitol riot that took place January 6th.

Much to the ire of House Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats, McConnell voted to acquit Trump on the basis of declaring it unconstitutional for him to be convicted after leaving office and becoming a private citizen.

McConnell said while speaking on the Senate floor “there is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” he added

“President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office as an ordinary citizen,” McConnell also warned. “He didn’t get away with anything. Yet.”