The president of the USA, Donald trump, he told reporters on Tuesday that the attempted new impeachment against him after the riots carried out by his supporters last week on Capitol Hill causes « tremendous outrage » and is « absolutely ridiculous. »
Trump declined to answer whether he would resign, calling the House of Representatives’ attempt to promote a new trial « a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in political history, » journalists covering the president said.
« I think it is causing tremendous outrage and tremendous danger to the country … it is a terrible thing what they are doing, » Trump said.
Deputies from the US Democratic Party on Monday presented an article of impeachment against the president in which they accuse him of inciting an insurrection on Capitol Hill.
Also on Monday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced that the legislators of the Democratic Party will again ask Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would enable an impeachment of the president.
« We do not want violence, never violence, absolutely no violence, » Trump told reporters before leaving on a trip to
On January 6, Trump supporters stormed the headquarters of Congress, clashed with the police, managed to enter the chambers and even the offices of some legislators.
The attackers, who hit a policeman on the head with a fire extinguisher, causing his death, tried to stop the certification in the voting chambers of the Electoral College that gave the victory of the November elections to the Democrat Joe biden.
The riots left five dead – two inside the Capitol – and dozens injured, forced congressmen to evacuate and led Democrats to begin introducing bills for a new impeachment against Trump, who leaves power on January 20 .
In 2020, House Democrats passed an impeachment trial against the president for allegedly asking Ukraine to find compromising information about de’s son. Joe bidenBut the Republican-dominated Senate acquitted him.