The first lady of the United States strongly condemned the recent events at the Capitol, but called for Trump not to be vilified by false rumors.
Melania Trump, the first lady of the United States, said Monday that she was “disappointed” that her husband’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and wanted to settle his re-election defeat, but also said she was “ashamed.” that there were “salacious rumors” and “unwarranted personal attacks” about him.
In a White House statement, the first lady expressed regret over the deaths of people who died because of serious injuries at the Capitol last Wednesday, including Brian Siknick, a Capitol police officer, and Howard Liebengood, a second officer who responded to the chaos at the Capitol.
“Our nation needs to be healed in a civilian way,” Melania Trump said. -No mistake, I fully condemn the violence that took place at our nation’s Capitol Violence is unacceptable.”
He added: “I ask people to stop the violence, to never make assumptions based on human skin and to not use different political ideologies as a basis for aggression and brutality. We need to listen to each other, focus on what binds us together, and rise above what divides us.”
President Donald Trump urged thousands of supporters to march to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 White House movement, where he had spent weeks making unfounded accusations that he had been cheated out of the presidency.
Hours later, as his supporters stormed the Capitol, he urged them to “go home,” but also told them, “We love you, you are special.”
In the early morning hours of Jan. 7, after police restored order to the Capitol, lawmakers witnessed the victory of Democratic Electoral College Joe Biden, who would become the 46th president in nine days.
The first lady also spoke out Monday against those who still questioned the violence during the construction of the Capitol.
“I am ashamed that obscene rumors, unfounded personal attacks, and false and misleading accusations are swirling around these tragic events among people who want to be relevant and on the agenda,” she said. “This is a time solely for the healing of our country and its citizens.”