Capitol invasion: Trump fed mob with lies, says McConnell
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Capitol invasion: Trump fed mob with lies, says McConnell

- President Donald Trump is not in big trouble after being impeached for the second time

- The US Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnel, has slammed Trump with a serious allegation

- McConnel on Tuesday, January 19, claimed that the outgoing president was the brain behind the riotous invasion

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Days after some protesters stormed the United States (US)'s seat of power, Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the truth is finally as to who inspired the move.

According to the US Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday, January 19, the mob was instigated by President Donald Trump, The Independent reports.

The Republican majority leader also claimed that the protesters took part in the violent rally because they were "fed lies'' by the outgoing president.

Capitol invasion: Trump fed mob with lies, says McConnell
Mitch McConnell, the US Senate majority leader, said Trump instigated the mob that invaded Capitol Hill
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McConnel also alleged that the pro-Trump supporters were pushed by some other powerful persons in the nation's corridor of power.

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However, he was grateful for the fact that lawmakers still succeeded in conducting a smooth inaugural session that led to the certifying of Joe Biden's election victory.

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McConnel said:

“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals. The mob was fed lies, they were provoked by the president and other powerful people.
"But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation, not even for one night."
“We certified the people's choice for their 46th president. Tomorrow, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in."

Meanwhile, a supporter of Trump had shot himself after he was arrested during the violent Capitol Hill siege in Washington DC.

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Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was reported to have shot himself in the chest at his home in Alpharetta, on Saturday, January 9.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled on the case. His wife had found him in the basement of the home they shared.

Court documents showed that the father of two was facing charges of attempting to enter the US Capitol grounds against the will of the police.

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