Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned rioters who stormed the Capitol as members of a “failed insurrection” as he pushed legislative efforts to finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday.
“The United States and the United States Congress have faced far greater threats than the people we have seen today. We have never been deterred, we will not be deterred today. They tried to disrupt our democracy. They have failed, “said McConnell said in the Senate. “You have not tried to obstruct Congress. This failed insurrection has shown how important the task that lies ahead is for our public.”
McConnell vowed never to let “criminal conduct” deter him from fulfilling his democratic obligations. Previously, McConnell had upset President Donald Trump when he encouraged Republican senators not to support the president’s false claims about a stolen election.