McConnell Tries To Sabotage Trump

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( – On Thursday during an interview on NBC News’s “Meet the Press” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was asked whether he believed that all of the presidents needed to be immune from criminal prosecution for their actions while in the White House. The Supreme Court has now heard arguments relating to former President Donald Trump’s claims regarding presidential immunity. 

Host Kristen Welker had asked McConnell whether he believed that the U.S. president needed to be above criminal prosecution. In response, McConnell stated that this was not something that he personally believed but also pointed out that the decision was not up to him. He noted that the president clearly did need to have some level of immunity because without it he would always end up in court. He added that they would see how the Supreme Court would deal with it. 

On Thursday the Supreme Court had heard around three hours’ worth of arguments from the former President’s lawyers relating to how he should have immunity from criminal prosecution in the case relating to his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

During the interview, Welker also asked McConnell about his 2021 comments after Trump had been impeached by the House. At the time McConnell, who had voted for him to be acquitted, argued that Trump was liable for all of the actions he had taken while in the White House and that he had not managed to get away with anything. 

McConnell argued that he stood by his previous remarks but once again stated that it would be the court that would decide Trump’s case. 

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