He disclaims responsibility for the assault on the Capitol and considers his previous speech “appropriate”
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has assured that the impeachment initiated by the Democrats in the House of Representatives after the assault on the Capitol is part of the “witch hunt” against him and has warned that it causes “enormous anger ».
Democrats accuse Trump of “inciting insurrection” by the entry of hundreds of his followers to the headquarters of Congress on January 6. The president avoided condemning this attack in his first statements and did not do so until a day later, after resignations and even threats of dismissal were triggered.
Trump, who has spoken to the media before leaving for Texas, has again advocated this Tuesday for “non-violence” and has classified as “dangerous” that the Democrats want to remove him from office again – they already tried without success at the beginning of 2020 also by way of ‘impeachment’–, according to CNN.
“It is actually the continuation of the greatest witch hunt in political history. It is ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous, “he declared in statements to journalists. In this sense, he has directly accused the main Democratic leaders in Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, of putting the country at risk.
Trump harangued his supporters coinciding with the joint session of Congress to certify the electoral victory of his rival, Joe Biden, in the November elections. He did so after publicly asking the vice president, Mike Pence, the highest representative of the Senate, to stop the process.
However, the current occupant of the White House has avoided making self-criticism and considers that the speech before the protesters, in which he proclaimed that he would “never” accept the result of the elections, was “totally appropriate.” According to Trump, this is how “everyone” who has “analyzed” his words would have transferred it.
His inflammatory messages have also cost him the veto of social networks, especially painful in the case of Twitter, which he used to use as a speaker. Also on this issue he believes that the suspension of his accounts causes “anger”, although he has boasted that he continues to have “enormous support”.
“I think the big technology companies are doing horrible things to our country,” he said before boarding Air Force One.
Later, from the part of the wall built on the Mexican border of Alamo, he warned Congress that invoking the 25th Amendment carries “zero risk” for him, but the movement “will return to persecute Joe Biden and his administration.” “Be careful what you wish for,” he warned.
At the same time, at the beginning of his speech, in which he also reiterated his criticism of ‘impeachment’, he denounced that “freedom of expression is under threat like never before,” as reported by the CNN television network.
“The ‘impeachment’ deception is a continuation of the largest and most heinous witch hunt,” he added, underlining that the process “is causing tremendous anger, division and pain,” which, in his opinion, “is very dangers for America right now. ‘
MEETING WITH PENCE
Trump and Pence met at the White House on Monday, in their first meeting since the assault on the Capitol. According to sources consulted by various media, the meeting lasted about an hour and a half and was conducted in a cordial tone, despite the increasingly evident political distance between the two.
Pence has become the protagonist in recent days by calls to invoke the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which empowers the vice president to gather a majority of the government with which to unseat the president.