Donald Trump sued by senior Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson over Capitol riot

  • Donald Trump sued by senior Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson over Capitol riot

Donald Trump sued by senior Democrat congressman Bennie Thompson over Capitol riot

"Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again", Trump said in a statement released through his political action committee amid the fallout over the former president's second impeachment trial.

Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Tuesday former President Donald Trump could still face legal accountability for his role in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. "Mitch McConnell at its helm", Trump said in a lengthy statement Tuesday. "I think the idea that the Republican Party is just one swath ... it's just not nuanced".

Capito's comments on "MetroNews Talkline" came three days after the Senate acquitted the former president for inciting the riot.

Sasse side-stepped that direct question and said he wished more of his Republican colleagues would have voted to convict Trump. He later added, "Mitch McConnell working with Donald Trump did a hell of a job". They are now at each other's throat. "I don't want to eat our own".

Senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told the outlet Tuesday that the former NY mayor is "not now representing President Trump in any legal matters".

Trump's lashing out follows his impeachment by a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives last month for his role inciting the January 6 violent riot at the US Capitol, which resulted in the deaths of at least five people, including a Capitol Police officer. "Hanging his flags. And screaming their loyalty to him", Mr McConnell said.

Republican Senate leader Leader Mitch McConnell.

Graham went on to address Trump and McConnell separately.

The back-and-forth between two main figureheads of the GOP underscores the deep rift in the Republican Party.

"I wish, as a party chair, that Republicans would stop demonizing and categorizing each another and support each other ... you may not vote for somebody, but that doesn't mean that you have to demonize somebody and categorize somebody in this category called RINO", Clary said, referring to the term "Republican In Name Only".

But if Trump violated criminal laws, the fact that he took those actions while president would not shield him from liability, said Randall Eliason, a law professor at George Washington University and a former federal prosecutor.

"The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen".

After 50 Democratic senators and seven Republicans voted that Trump was guilty - a majority in the 100-seat Senate, but not the two-thirds needed for a conviction - McConnell let loose, excoriating Trump for the attack that saw five people die and the halls of the U.S. legislature ransacked by his supporters.

"If you look at polling in the short-term, it surely appears that way", Sasse responded.

"If we're going to win this game, if you will, or win at politics and maintain our freedoms ... then we're going to have to band together and not splinter ourselves", he said during a January 26 talk radio interview. Hit us up on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.