Mitch McConnell denounced the R.N.C. for calling the Jan. 6 riot "legitimate political discourse" and censuring Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 4:23 PM EST

The remarks from Senator McConnell added to a small but forceful chorus of G.O.P. lawmakers who have decried the action that the Republican National Committee took on Friday, when it officially rebuked Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the House investigation of the Jan. 6 attack, accusing them of "persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse."

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