McConnell agrees with Democrats and the media that Jan. 6 was a ‘violent insurrection’ and criticizes the RNC for censoring Cheney and Kinzinger


Mitch, Senate Minority Leader McConnell rebuked the Republican National Committee for censuring ‘Never Trump’ lawmakers Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney for participating in the Jan. 6 Democratic caucus, and insisting the Capitol riots were a “violent insurrection.”

Cheney (R-WY) and Kinzinger (R-IL) were formally censured by the RNC last week for participating in the Democrats’ select committee investigating Jan. 6.

Censorship notes that the couple defied Republican efforts to participate in a balanced panel by accepting Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to serve after she turned down House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s own picks.

It claims that the two lawmakers were “participating in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens involved in legitimate political speech.”

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McConnell opposes censorship of Kinzinger and Cheney

McConnell argued during a Senate GOP news conference that the RNC overstepped its authority by reprimanding Cheney and Kinzinger.

“The question is whether or not the RNC should single out members of our party who may have different views from the majority,” he said. “That is not the job of the RNC.”

“Traditionally, the view of the national party committee is that we support all members of our party, regardless of their positions on some issues,” McConnell added.

No, Mitch, it is not the job of the RNC to support party members when the members in question support Democratic causes rather than promote Republican platforms.

Cheney and Kinzinger singled themselves when they chose to quit their jobs and live out the rest of their days dancing like puppets for the Democratic Party.

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McConnell calls January 6 a ‘violent insurrection’

McConnell, speaking to reporters after the Senate Republican caucus luncheon, expanded on his reasoning for opposing censorship, suggesting that the Democrats’ select committee is a worthy effort.

“Let me give you my view of what happened on January 6, and we were all here. We saw what happened,” she told reporters.

“It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election,” McConnell added.

Maybe Kinzinger can share one of his handkerchiefs embroidered with the letters AOC and the couple can share a good cry about their memories of that day.

McConnell recently announced his opposition to Trump’s promise to possibly pardon some people who have been arrested for the Jan. 6 “insurrection” on Capitol Hill.

“One hundred and sixty-five people have pleaded guilty to criminal conduct,” McConnell said. “None of the trials have finished yet, but 165 have pleaded guilty to criminal conduct.”

“My opinion is that I would not be in favor of shortening any of the sentences of any of the people who have pleaded guilty to crimes.”

Trump promised during a rally last month that if he runs and wins in 2024, he will “treat those people fairly starting January 6” and “if that requires pardons, we will give them pardons.”

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