The leader of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, accused President Donald Trump of provoking his supporters to participate in the riots at the Capitol.
He said the crowd was “indoctrinated with lies” and provoked by Trump and “other powerful people.” “We will have a peaceful and successful inauguration,” McConnell assured, commenting on the confirmation of the 46th president of the United States.
It was previously reported that current U.S. President Donald Trump will hold his own farewell ceremony on President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration day on January 20. The American leader wants his last ceremony as president to include a military parade and red carpet farewell to supporters, cronies, and current and former members of his administration.
On Jan. 7, the U.S. Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. This was preceded by riots and a storming of the Capitol by supporters of Republican incumbent Donald Trump, in which five people were killed.