Trump releases video condemning Capitol riot violence after being impeached again
Donald Trump has told MAGA followers that if they truly support him, they will not engage in “mob violence”. In a video posted to the White House Twitter account after he was impeached for the second time, the president appeared chastened but was unrepentant about his role in last week’s Capitol riot.
“No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Mr Trump intoned. He added that “making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law … and upholding our nation’s most sacred traditions and values” – a claim undermined by his months-long attempt to overturn the result of a fair election.
Mr Trump appended a complaint about being banned from social media to the message, describing it as “an unprecedented assault on free speech”.
With Trump impeached again, it’s up to Mitch McConnell to decide what ‘healing’ means for Republicans
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not tipped his hand about how he plans to vote at the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, writes Griffin Connolly.
“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” the Kentucky Republican has told his GOP colleagues, per his office.
Let’s frame that another way: The Republican leader of the Senate is leaving open the possibility of convicting the Republican president for “incitement of insurrection” and him from e
Jon Sharman14 January 2021 08:18
Catch up: House impeaches Donald Trump for inciting a bloody insurrection at the US Capitol
The US House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for fomenting a deadly insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January 2021, making him the first president in the nation’s history to be impeached twice.
Every Democrat in the chamber voted for the lone impeachment article, which officially accuses the president of “incitement to insurrection”, write Griffin Connolly and Chris Riotta.
Ten of a total 211 House Republicans joined them.
Jon Sharman14 January 2021 07:56