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Local GOP Leader Feels Trump Incited Insurrection

(La Porte, IN) - A leader of the Republican Party locally agrees with the U.S Senate acquittal of former president Trump.  However, he feels Donald Trump did play a role in motivating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building last month.


La Porte County Republican Party Chairman Mitch Feikes said it’s unconstitutional to impeach a president that's no longer in office, but there needs to be an investigation to find out who should be held accountable for the storming of the U.S. Capitol building.


Feikes said he agrees with U.S Senate minority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, that Trump’s constant allegations of election fraud incited the insurrection blamed for five deaths.  He said the invasion would not have occurred had Trump accepted his defeat after his legal challenges in court never gained much traction.  “I think you have to accept the loss and move on.  A lot of Republicans didn’t want to do that,” Feikes said.



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