(TruthAndLiberty.com) – McKay Coppins’ recent biography on Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) noted that then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had not responded to Romney’s text about the Jan. 6 insurrection that he had sent a day earlier.
According to an excerpt published in The Atlantic, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) had sent a text to Romney on Jan. 2, 2021, stating that there was something “important” that he wanted to discuss. During their call, King had warned the Utah Senator about the threats of violence some of which were directed at Romney. As he had told him during the conversation, law enforcement had tracked the online activities of right-wing extremists and had determined that they were planning for something to occur on Jan. 6, which was the day when the Electoral College votes were going to be certified, and the day when Trump had planned a rally in Washington, D.C. As he stated Trump had been calling the election stolen and the right-wing extremists were making plans to steal the election back.
He had also told Romney that there were also talks about using bombs, arson, and smuggling guns while also targeting those in Congress that they considered traitors. King reportedly wanted to specifically talk to Romney as his name was frequently mentioned and he feared for the Senator’s safety.
However, when Romney attempted to relay this message to McConnell, the then-Senate leader did not respond to the message that detailed the plans of the extremists. Following the Jan. 6, Capitol attack McConnell placed the blame for the attack on the former President.
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