U.S. President Donald Trump called on his supporters to refrain from violence in new demonstrations amid his impeachment. This was said in a statement by the leader of the country.
He noted that in light of reports of new demonstrations, he called for refraining from violence, breaking the law or vandalism of any kind. “I do not support this, America does not support this. I call on all Americans to help reduce tensions and calm passions,” Trump said.
On Jan. 6, Trump called on supporters at a rally near the White House to march to the Capitol to “help weak Republicans” challenge the election results, which were then being approved in Congress. A crowd of Trump supporters laid siege to the Capitol, stormed the building and interrupted a joint session of Congress where Joe Biden’s presidential election victory was being asserted. Five people were killed and dozens detained as a result.
Democrats accused the sitting president of sedition and sent a resolution to Congress to impeach him. The vote on the document in the House of Representatives is Wednesday, January 13. This will be the second attempt to remove Trump from office. The head of state himself considers his speech to supporters on January 6, after which the riots began, fully acceptable.