a former President for actions taken while he was in office, a wholly unprecedented prosecution, this is the data that puts wind in your sails.
71% of American adults, including nearly half of all Republicans, believe former President Donald Trump was at least partially responsible for starting the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters.https://t.co/NRn8xcvf4L— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) February 14, 2021
"Things will get worse for the 45th president. The 57–43 margin in the Senate flashes a green light to federal and state prosecutors that, if they find evidence of crimes, proceeding with legal action against Trump would be politically safe." https://t.co/jMyPYLgQ05— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 14, 2021
That, by the way, is what McConnell was really signaling. He wants to take Trump off the board and out of the conversation. What better way to do that than criminal prosecution, perhaps several of them?
Of course, McConnell has no legal authority. But by endorsing these actions, he makes it politically easier for the criminal justice system and civil cases to proceed. His speech can be used as evidence to underscore that future criminal & civil actions are NOT partisan. https://t.co/EhAn1y0vZs— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) February 13, 2021