It’s not often that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) breaks with the Republican National Committee on any issue, but it’s also not that common for the RNC to follow one guy, one guy who led an attack on the U.S. government and routinely bashes members of his party when they don’t agree with him. While the RNC announced earlier this week that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) were being censured for targeting people over “legitimate political discourse” during their investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, McConnell dismissed that idea as absurd.
McConnell: Says Jan 6 not "legitimate political discourse" but rather a "violent insurrection". pic.twitter.com/DjcZLdqhhF
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 8, 2022
When asked whether he, too, held that the attack on the Capitol was “legitimate political discourse, McConnell said that:
‘We saw what happened. It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next. That’s what it was.’
That kind of talk has not only put some politicians at odds with their voters and gotten them censured, stripped of committee assignments, and kicked out of their own party, those comments are sure to inspire an angry “statement” by the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice. He’s been known to call people who dare to say that Jan. 6 was a violent act of domestic terrorism “RINOs” (Republicans in Name Only) and “woke.”
Twitter agreed with McConnell that January 6, 2021 had nothing to do with “legitimate political discourse,” but they also don’t like McConnell and feel that he has some kind of ulterior motives. Read some of their comments below: