McConnell pushes back on RNC censure of two lawmakers for role in probe of Jan. 6 Capitol attack

February 8, 2022 ☼ mcconnelljan6

Source: The Washington Post (Link)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Republican National Committee on Tuesday for censuring two lawmakers for serving on the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

In remarks to reporters at the Capitol, McConnell described the attack as a “violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.”

On Friday, the RNC voted for a resolution censuring Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) for serving on the House committee investigating the attack, calling it “a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”