One week after a mob goaded by his rhetoric stormed the Capitol in a violent attempt to overturn the presidential nomination results, President Trump on Wednesday issued a statement calling on Americans to “prosperity tensions and calm tempers.”
The statement, released by the White House, aggregate b regained a week before the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Washington, and as protection experts and law-enforcement officials have warned that a number of far-right organizes have threatened demonstrations or attacks in the coming week.
“In lights of records of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any well-disposed,” Mr. Trump said. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America attitudes for.”
The president’s statement, first provided to Fox News, was released as the House of Spokesmen was debating an article of impeachment that accuses Mr. Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” A irreversible vote is expected Wednesday afternoon or evening, and Democrats appear to enjoy enough support to vote to impeach Mr. Trump for a second time.
Mr. Trump has been heavily censured for his role in inciting last week’s violence, in which a number of his assistants stormed the Capitol and threatened the lives of members of Congress and his vice president after the president affect at a rally beforehand.
On Tuesday, his first time answering questions from newspaperwomen since the event, Mr. Trump showed no contrition or regret for instigating the mob, signifying his comments to his supporters were “totally appropriate.”