The Senate is moving forward with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell is one of the Republicans who voted against it, contrary to McConnell's previous statements suggesting that the former president "provoked" the crowd that breached the Capitol on January 6th.

McConnell previously spoke in a manner that appeared to put Trump as the guilty party who incited the incident at the Capitol, as seen in the video below:

WATCH McConnell's statement against Trump:



Senate's vote was 56 to 44 in favor of continuing with impeachment and they rejected the arguments by Trump's attorneys, who according to reports, seemed unorganized at times. Most senators decided that they do have jurisidiction to put a former president on trial, despite them clearly being out of office, as reported by CBS News.

Six Republicans joined all 50 Democratic senators in voting to move forward with the trial. But the vote also served as an indication of Mr. Trump's eventual acquittal, since 17 GOP senators would need to vote with Democrats in order to convict him. Senator Bill Cassidy joined five other GOP senators who had previously voted that the trial is constitutional.

Mr. Trump faces one article of impeachment for "incitement of insurrection" for his conduct leading up to the attack on the Capitol on January 6. The House impeached Mr. Trump on January 13, when he was still in office. The Constitution is silent on the question of whether former officials can be impeached and face trial in the Senate.

McConnell is catching criticism because he seemed against Trump before, but now seems to be against the impeachment.

The heavily criticized Republican at one point suggested "the mob was fed lies" and blamed former President Donald Trump for what happened, as stated on AP News.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was “fed lies” and the president and others “provoked” those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s election.

Ahead of Trump’s historic second impeachment trial, McConnell’s remarks were his most severe and public rebuke of the outgoing president. The GOP leader is setting a tone as Republicans weigh whether to convict Trump on the impeachment charge that will soon be sent over from the House: “incitement of insurrection.”

“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”

McConnell appears to be giving mixed signals as to where he stands with Trump and the Republican Party.