Trump calls for 'NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism' while House debates impeaching him over inciting a deadly Capitol riot
Donald Trumpreleased a statement on Wednesday condemning violence while the House debated impeaching him for provoking last week's deadly Capitol riots.
- "I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said.
- The House plans to impeach Trump on Wednesday afternoon, charging him with incitement of insurrection.
- He is poised to be the first president in American history to be impeached twice.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged calm and decried violence while the House debated impeaching him for provoking the deadly Capitol riots on January 6."In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said in a statement. "That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You."
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who opposes
Wednesday's emailed statement echoes remarks Trump made a day earlier, when he told reporters that he wants "no violence." But, at the time, the president also defended comments he made in a rally shortly before Wednesday's riots, calling them "totally appropriate."
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