A new book claims Senator Mitch McConnell was “exhilarated” by the damage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot to then-President Donald Trump’s reputation.
According to the book, Sen. McConnell reportedly told a New York Times journalist how excited he was that Trump has “totally discredited himself.” The conversation reportedly took place early on Jan. 7, 2021 hours after protestors stormed the Capitol.
The Hill reports:
“He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger,” McConnell said, according to the book. “Couldn’t have happened at a better time.”
Martin and Burns also write that the Republican senator asked them “What do you hear about the Twenty-Fifth Amendment?” and said he was “eager for intelligence about whether his fellow Republicans were discussing removing Trump from office,” the Post added.
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