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Anderson Cooper Calls Out Mitch McConnell's Criticism Of Donald Trump For What It Is

The CNN anchor doesn't buy McConnell's critique of the former president.

Anderson Cooper on Monday dismissed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rebuke of ex-President Donald Trump for provoking the deadly U.S. Capitol riot as too little, too late.

McConnell slammed Trump as responsible for the violence soon after voting to acquit him in his Senate impeachment trial. The Kentucky Republican hid “behind technicalities,” claiming the Senate had no power to convict Trump because he’s now a private citizen, the CNN anchor said.

McConnell’s excuse was “especially rich,” Cooper continued, because he’d prevented Trump from being tried while he was still in office.

“It’s kind of like telling off the bully but only after you’re a few blocks away,” Cooper said.

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