Well, they used to think that Trump should be held accountable in a court of law. --CA
Sen. Mitch McConnell endorsed the view that "President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office."
"He didnít get away with anything, yet," McConnell said, noting that "we have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being [held] accountable by either one."
[Then-FOX News host Chris] Wallace then reminded [Sen. Marco] Rubio that Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell previously blamed Trump for the insurrection, to which Rubio responded: "I think the president bears responsibility for some of what happened. It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on."
Senator John Cornyn said:
"The Constitution makes legal offenses committed while in office subject to investigation and prosecution after a President is no longer in office Ė that is the Constitutional method of accountability, not impeachment."
Sen. Thom Tillis said:
"President Trump is most certainly not the victim here; his words and actions were reckless and he shares responsibility for the disgrace that occurred on January 6."