WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General William Barr on Thursday accused President Trump of betraying his office and “orchestrating a mob” to attack Congress in a sharp rebuke of his former boss.
“Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable. The President’s conduct yesterday was a betrayal of his office and supporters,” Barr said in a statement to the Associated Press.
It comes as members of the GOP begin to break rank and turn on the president in the wake of the violent siege on the US Capitol which left one woman shot dead and dozens injured.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois on Thursday became the first Republican to call for Trump to be removed via the 25th Amendment.
In a video released on Twitter which has so far been viewed 2.7 million times, Kinzinger, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, held Trump entirely accountable for the ugly episode.
“Here’s the truth: the president caused this. The president is unfit