February 2, 2022

McConnell Splits from Trump: No Pardons for Jan. 6 Defendants

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he doesn’t support lessening the prison sentences of anyone who has pleaded guilty on charges stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

“I would not be in favor of shortening any of the sentences for any of the people who pleaded guilty to crimes,” McConnell told reporters.

The Senate GOP leader’s comments come after former President Donald Trump said he would consider pardons for Jan. 6 participants if he were to be reelected.

“The election of 2020 was decided Dec. 14 of 2020 when the Electoral College certified the winner of the election. What we saw here on Jan. the 6th was an effort to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another, which has never happened before in our country,” McConnell said.

McConnell noted that 165 people linked to the violent storming of the Capitol more than one year ago “have pleaded guilty to crimes.”

During a rally in Texas on Saturday, Trump said: “If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from Jan. 6 fairly.”

“And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”


McConnell differs with Trump on Jan. 6 pardons

6 comments on McConnell Splits from Trump: No Pardons for Jan. 6 Defendants

  1. Suzan says:

    It’s about time the GOP leadership recognizes this insurrection was an attack on our election results and our tradition of peaceful transfer of power.

    1. The only disturbances, insurrection and crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 were planned, staged and carried out by the seditious DNC/FBI/DC Capitol Police/ANTIFA crisis actors. …like FBI plant Ray Epps!

      1. Wondering Woman says:

        AMEN – SCHUMER & PELOSI ARE RESONSIBLE FOR TELLING THE SGT. AT ARMS TO IGNORE THE REQUEST BECAUSE IT WAS UNNECCESSARY. The question is how & when did they know their favored domestic antifa/BLM terrorists (226) of them would be there? One also wonders about reports some FBI agents &/or informants were there urging the crowd to violence. One also wonders why FBI found no evidence of any anti-Trumpers pretending to be Trump supporters when Sullivan, a well-known antifa/BLM rioter was there filming the event, wearing a Trump hat. He was also said to be heard urging the crown to violence & criminal activity throughout the footage. All of these known rioters who had been arrested should have been well known by the FBI. One has to wonder if the FBI is working with the rioters. It wouldn’t be the first time the FBI framed someone for a crime they didn’t’ commit. Congressman Louie Gohmert informed Congress long ago about former FBI director Mueller framing 4 men for a crime he knew they didn’t commit, allegedly to protect his informant. Mueller was not held accountable for this gross miscarriage of justice, but was promoted to Director shortly after that. It looks like the more crooked the lawyers in the FBI & DOJ are the more likely they will be promoted. One or 2 of those men died in prison before the sentence was overturned & the living ones were freed. Mueller’s criminal activity cost millions of dollars to paid to those families & still Mueller was never held accountable or fired for his criminal behavior – but was hired as special counsel to lead the treasonous internal coup investigation of Trump/Russia collusion which Brennan’s handwritten of his getting Obama, Biden & James Comey re his getting Hillary checked off on it months before Trump won the 2016 election – proving the CIA, NSA, Obama, Biden, FBI & congresional members all knew the origin of the hoax long before they used it as a basis for the trasonous investigation. This also proves there was a widespread government conspiracy to an INSIDER enemy combatant inside the White House. This shrieks volumes about the lack of law, order & justice in our judicial system & elected officials & appointees. We have seen no nouse cleaning in the FISA court judges. the FBI under Wray & even worse AG Merrick Garland – we know the central hub of the new world order’s shadow government is back in charge of our government – THANKS TO deep state establishment team Biden/Harris enemy combatants handing it back to them as soon as the VFO elected them & the entire corrupted new world order team is still denying, lying & trying to claim, that our Constitution backs them up. This is the biggest lie they have told ye. What they have done & are still doing is called treason & crimes against humanity other crimes have been committed including theft, fraud. embezzlement of treasury funds & all crimes do caii for accountability & Hillary told us they knew the sentence for treason & crimes against humanity is “swinging from the gallows”. Arrests of these traitors, their detainment & prosecution are long overdue for approximately 160.000+ more to go to drain the SWAMP of all the vermin now inhabiting it at the top echelon of employees of mos,. if not all departments.

  2. S.L. says:

    McConnel is and has always been a weak and a flip flop player. Threats to what he may or may not do always turns out to be just the opposite than what he says. Also the question about his Chinese wife should be further investigated. Can’t and shouldn’t trust him.

  3. CharlieSeattle says:

    McConnell Splits from Trump??? Hell, I knew that in 2016!

  4. CharlieSeattle says:

    McConnell is a now a FFFKIN Democrat! Expel the POS!

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