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    Liz Cheney Nukes Mitch McConnell For Reconciling With Trump: ‘History Will Remember The Shame’

    By Alex Griffing,


    Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), once the number three ranking House Republican, tore into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday evening after he met with Donald Trump.

    “Mitch McConnell knows Trump provoked the violent attack on our Capitol and then ‘watched television happily’ as his mob brutally beat police officers and hunted the Vice President,” Cheney wrote on X, formerly Twitter, while posting a photo of Trump and McConnell shaking hands.

    “He knows Trump refused for hours to tell his mob to leave and ‘even then with police officers bleeding…he kept repeating his election lies and praising the criminals.’ He knows Trump committed a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and is a danger to our Republic. Trump and his collaborators will be defeated, and history will remember the shame of people like @LeaderMcConnell who enabled them,” Cheney added.

    Cheney was quoting McConnell, from when he tore into then-President Trump following the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, saying :

    Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty.

    The House accused the former president of, quote, “incitement.” That is a specific term from the criminal law.

    Let me put that to the side for one moment and reiterate something I said weeks ago: There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.

    Trump and McConnell had not met since and in the following year Trump targeted McConnell with angry vitriol, including attacking McConnell’s wife with childish insults widely seen as racist. McConnell is married to former Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao , who Trump repeatedly called “Coco Chow” in an unhinged social media posts. Chao later asked the media to stop repeating Trump’s “racist taunts” directed at her.

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