Most Americans hold Trump responsible for Capitol riots

Most Americans hold Trump responsible for Capitol riots

A majority of Americans held the incumbent President Donald Trump responsible for the riots at the Capitol during the approval of the results of the electoral vote in the U.S. Congress.

According to the survey, 56 percent of U.S. residents believe that Trump is directly responsible for what happened. 53 percent of citizens believe that the president should voluntarily leave office. At the same time, 52 percent believe that the head of state should be removed from office. In addition, 47 percent of respondents said that the storming of the Capitol was an attempted coup d’etat.

Earlier it was reported that a majority of American voters saw the Capitol storming as a threat to democracy. According to a YouGov poll, 93 percent of Democrats saw what happened as a threat to democracy, with most neutral voters joining them at 55 percent. Only 27 Republicans, however, supported their view.

The storming of the Capitol building in the U.S. took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of incumbent Donald Trump, who do not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens detained.