McConnell Opposes “Shortened Sentences” For Rioters

“Well, I can speak for myself. The election of 2020 was decided December the 14th of 2020 when the Electoral College certified the winner of the election.

“What we saw here on January 6th was an effort to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another, which had never happened before in our country.

“165 people have pleaded guilty to criminal behavior. None of the trials have been finished yet, but 165 have pleaded guilty to criminal behavior.

“My view is, I would not be in favor of shortening any of the sentences for any of the people who pleaded guilty to crimes.” – Sen. Mitch McConnell, responding to Trump’s promise to pardon rioters if reelected.

McConnell, like other GOP leaders, has not yet commented on Trump’s claim that vice presidents have the power to overturn elections.