Ahead of Senate impeachment trial, McConnell says Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol mob Outgoing Senate Republican majority leader accuses US president of feeding the rioters 'lies' about the election and encouraging them to storm the seat of American democracy McConnell says Trump ‘provoked’ the Capitol attackers“The mob was fed lies,” the majority leader says. U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell says Trump 'provoked' Jan. 6 riotU.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, of provoking the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. 'Mob was fed lies': Mitch McConnell accuses Trump of 'provoking' riotMcConnell said he would listen to the arguments before deciding how to vote on the impeachment charge which accuses Trump of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol. Mitch McConnell says Capitol rioters ‘were provoked by the president’Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters were “provoked” by President Trump “and other powerful people” to try to stop certification… "The mob was fed lies": McConnell says Trump "provoked" Capitol mobMcConnell has not yet signaled how he will vote in Trump's impeachment trial. 'They were provoked by the president': Mitch McConnell blames Trump for deadly Capitol riots"The mob was fed lies," McConnell said Tuesday. "And they tried to use fear and violence to stop" the 2020 presidential election certification. Trump has been impeached. What happens now?Impeachment article will be sent to the Senate, but it remains unclear when a trial will take place.