2 Feb 2021

Republican turmoil over ‘loony lies and conspiracy theories’

Washington Correspondent

Within the last hour, Donald Trump’s lawyers have denied that he played any role in inciting the violent riot at the US Capitol last month, describing the Senate impeachment trial as unconstitutional.

But as Democrats prepare their case against the former president, the Republicans have descended into even further turmoil, focused on the newly-elected Congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell denounced the “loony lies and conspiracy theories” which he called a “cancer” for the party.