Trump attacks Senate GOP leader McConnell after acquittal

Added On February 17, 2021

 Former U.S. President Donald Trump has attacked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, days after seven Republican senators joined all 50 Democrats in voting to convict him of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Trump on Tuesday said in a statement released through his political action committee, blaming McConnell for Republican Party's 2020 Senate losses.
McConnell voted to acquit Trump on Saturday but sharply criticized the former president for inciting the Capitol riot.
Trump, the only president to be impeached twice, was acquitted on a 57-43 vote.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, filed a lawsuit accusing Trump of inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to prevent the Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential election victory.