Trump, Giuliani sued for inciting Capitol riot

Ex-president Donald Trump blasted the top Republican in the US Senate Mitch McConnell

It was also observed that before the trials, more Republicans thought that Trump was personally responsible for the Capitol riots.

While McConnell didn't vote to convict Trump in the Senate impeachment trial (seven Republicans did), he still delivered a disparaging speech, laying the blame for the violent mob who attacked the Capitol building in Washington DC squarely at the feet of Trump.

"Donald Trump needs to be held accountable for deliberately inciting and colluding with white supremacists to stage a coup, in his continuing efforts to disenfranchise African-American voters", said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson.

Mitch McConnell pushed Trump's trial until he was no longer president then said you can't find a former president guilty in an impeachment trial (he's wrong).

Surprisingly, after Trump's acquittal, the number of people in the party who think he should play a major role in the Republican party has increased by 18 per cent. "How does that work?"

He claimed credit for Mr McConnell's own win of another six-year term representing Kentucky in the Senate, where the 78-year-old has served since 1984.

Trump said McConnell "begged" him for a recent endorsement, which allowed him to win re-election in November, according to Trump.

"Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly".

In a Monday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, McConnell again accused Trump of "moral responsibility" for the Capitol attack, adding that the former president's "behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended".

The new suit alleges that "on and before January 6, 2021, the defendants. conspired to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States for the common objective of disrupting, by the use of force, intimidation, and threat, the approval by Congress of the count of votes cast by members of the Electoral College as required by Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution".

"McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family's substantial Chinese business holdings", Trump wrote. He also said McConnell "begged" for his endorsement in the senator's home state of Kentucky while running for reelection previous year _ and suggested he'd work to defeat McConnell and his Republican allies, saying he planned to "back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great".

"This is a big moment for our country, and we can not let it pass by using third rate "leaders" to dictate our future!"

Mr McConnell and other Republicans have declined to endorse the Mr Biden package of stimulus measures, calling it too expensive.

A McConnell spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.