New Book: McConnell was ‘Exhilarated’ When Trump ‘Totally Discredited Himself’ After Capitol Riot

Hands up. Don't shoot! Mitch McConnell surrenders to Chuck Schumer. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

They added in the book that the Kentucky politician “seemed almost buoyant” andthat he said Trump was “pretty thoroughly discredited”.

In separate excerpts of the book, McConnell was previously quoted as telling advisers on Jan. 11, 2021, that “the Democrats are going to take care of the son of a bitch for us,” referring to impeachment, and also said that“if this isn’t impeachable, I don’t know what is.”

Trump and McConnell saw their relationship spiral toward the end of Trump’s term in office. Despite his comments following the insurrection, McConnell did not vote to convict Trump in the Senate over his role in the Jan. 6 attack and he has also said he would back Trump if he became the party’s nominee for the White House in 2024.



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Mike Broderick
Mike Broderick
2 months ago

He needs to be removed from his post as Senate Majority Leader next January once the Senate flips back to Republican control. I suggest Sen. John Kennedy take the reigns.

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Broderick

Kennedy is indeed a good pick but someone like Josh Hawley or Rand Paul would be better for sticking it to the nasty demonrats.

Junius
Junius
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Broderick

A dead dog could replace McConnell. He is as bad as Biden!

JAMES CORCORAN
JAMES CORCORAN
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Broderick

GOOD CHOICE….BUT PERHAPS A YOUNGER SEN HAWLEY….IF HE HAS POLITICAL CHOPS

turdbreath
turdbreath
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike Broderick

Another I would consider would be Sen. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin.

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Ditch the Mitch !!

AmFer
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

….Ditch McCarthy right along with Mitch! Both are conniving two-faced liars

maxibaby
maxibaby
2 months ago

Mitch McConnell = King RINO
When we wrench the majority back in the fall…….King Mitch should be “deposed” and replaced with a real member of the GOP!

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
2 months ago

This is why McConnell should not only never be allowed to serve as majority leader again but he needs to be removed from office and deported to China with his CCP loving wife.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie
2 months ago

With friends like McConnell, who needs enemies. His thoughtless actions will only bolster the Democrats against the Republican Party. He should have worked with Trump to iron out their differences.

alicia
alicia
2 months ago

Well, We have the <Proof that Trump WON!!! We also have another proof that Mc Connel is the discredited one, long before the farcical jan 6 incident. Lets not forget that McConnel is also married to a chinese woman. if you read RED HANDED y Peter Schweizer you will better see and undestand the underllying threat America is under with the CCP! Theyre all over the place and as usual spreading lies about the usa at the same time theyre praising Beijing ansd its communist policies, and silent on the issue of the abuses, tortures, arrests, extermination camps for the Uighurs, etc.!

Alicia
Alicia
2 months ago

McConnell has got to go. Hasn’t done enough to fight for what he stands for.

Jeanne
2 months ago

Mitch McConnell is just about at the same level as Joe Biden is in my book. Just around 0 to -0. We need term limits sooner than later.

Margaret
Margaret
2 months ago

His wife is Elaine Chao -former Secty of U.S. Transportation and her father the developer of the biggest shipping lines. What a sweet deal to have his son in law in Congress – pass the dirt please !

Madeleine
Madeleine
1 month ago

Well, President trump is still here. stronger than ever, and Beijing McConnel will be out

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