U.S. President Donald Trump said that the situation around calls for his impeachment is dangerous for the country.
Speaking to reporters, Trump said he did not want violence. “I think it (impeachment – Lenta.ru comment) will cause incredible anger,” he added. The president also pointed out that the topic of impeachment is “an extension of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
In addition, the American leader said his speech to supporters on January 6, after which riots began outside the U.S. Congress, was fully acceptable. According to him, this has been confirmed by experts who studied it.
In this case, as noted by the TV channel, Trump “did not condemn the violence in the Capitol.
The day before, on January 11, the House of Representatives of the US Congress published a resolution on the impeachment of the current President of the country Donald Trump. The politician is accused of sedition, as well as the fact that he “posed a serious threat to the security of the United States and government institutions.” At the same time, it became known that the Democrats secured support for the resolution: 218 congressmen are expected to speak in favor of it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the document will be put to a vote unless Trump resigns or Vice President Mike Pence terminates his powers as head of state.
The storming of the U.S. Capitol occurred on Jan. 6 during a rally of Trump supporters who did not recognize the outcome of the November vote that elected Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rally led to clashes with police. Five people were killed and dozens detained.