President Trump is facing quite a bit of retribution this week, after a crowd of his supporters stormed the US Capitol in an event being described largely as an insurrection.
The crazed crowd bore witness to a speech by the President just hours ahead of their siege, and many are scrutinizing the language used by Donald Trump and other speakers at that event. This has fomented calls for his removal from office, via resignation, the 25th Amendment, or impeachment and conviction.
The House is likely to vote on impeachment as early as Wednesday, but President Trump believes that this may be a grave mistake.
“People thought what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump told reporters when he was asked what his personal responsibility was for the violence.
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“This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you’re doing it, and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing,” Trump said, apparently blaming reporters for his looming impeachment.
“For [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Democratic leader] Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger,” he said.
The president then added, “I want no violence.”
“As far as this is concerned, we want no violence, we want absolutely no violence,” Trump said.
House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against the President’s comments, again reiterating his belief that Trump should serve not a day longer in office.
The FBI is warning that further protests or violence is being planned online, this time for dates surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden.
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