Mitch McConnell, with focus on the ‘future,’ says he didn’t watch Trump’s CPAC comeback speech

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wasn’t tuned into former President Donald Trump’s first public remarks since leaving the White House.

The Kentucky Republican stressed he wants to look forward after a whirlwind couple weeks in which he voted against convicting Trump in his second impeachment trial, said Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the Capitol riot in a subsequent speech, and then insisted he would “absolutely” support Trump if he becomes the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.

“I didn’t watch it,” McConnell said of Trump’s Conservative Political Action Conference speech over the weekend during which the 45th president repeatedly claimed he won the 2020 election and
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