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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