Did Mitch McConnell Really Try To Keep Trump Away From Biden Inauguration?

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 17 November 2021 12:00

Sen. Mitch McConnell tried to block former Donald Trump from attending Joe Biden’s inauguration following the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, according to a new book that drew severe condemnation from the 45th president.

An excerpt from ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl’s tome “Betrayal” claims McConnell (R-Ky.) attempted to remove Trump from the guest list because he “felt he could not give Trump another opportunity to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.” Politico reported the excerpt.

Trump did not waste time commenting on the book-excerpt Monday, trashing McConnell as an “old broken-down crow,” Karl as a “third-rate reporter” and the election was “rigged.”

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“From Election Day, Nov. 3, the day I realized that the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged, I would never have agreed to go to Joe Biden’s Inauguration,” the former president said in the statement. “This decision was mine, and mine alone.

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“The old broken-down Crow, Mitch McConnell, had nothing to do with it. According to third-rate reporter Jonathan Karl of ABC Fake News, McConnell unsuccessfully tried getting a letter signed by others for me not to go. This was nothing I ever heard of and actually, if he ever did get it signed, I probably would have held my nose and gone.

“The Election was rigged, the facts are clear, and Mitch McConnell did nothing. He was probably too busy working on deals with China for his wife and family!”

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According to Karl, McConnell wanted all four congressional leaders — himself, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — to send Trump a letter telling him he could not come to the inauguration. Nevertheless, McCarthy balked at the idea, saying “it would be an important message of unity” if the 45th president was there.

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Karl stresses that the letter was never given to Trump after a top McConnell adviser informed then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of the intention. McCarthy also reportedly notified the White House of McConnell’s intention in a separate conversation. Quickly after, Trump announced that he would not be visiting the swearing-in.

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“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on Jan. 20,” Trump wrote in his last tweet before being banned from the social media platform. Trump became the first president since Andrew Johnson to not attend his successor’s swearing-in for causes other than death or poor health.

On Jan. 13, seven days before Biden was sworn in, the House impeached Trump on a single article of incitement of insurrection — along largely partisan lines — after hundreds of his supporters stormed the Capitol, an event that led to the deaths of five people. Trump was acquitted by the Senate, with McConnell among 43 Republicans voting “not guilty.”

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