Donald Trump had the military use tear gas against peaceful protesters outside the White House on Monday night, just so he could pose for a photo op outside a church where he wasn’t welcome. Although he’s faced widespread criticism for the psychotic stunt, most Republicans in office have remained silent.
When Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about the incident, he gave just about the most ridiculous answer possible. Former White House chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter unloaded on McConnell on Twitter accordingly:
"I'm not going to critique other people's performances."
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) June 3, 2020
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report