President Trump spoke briefly on Tuesday morning, addressing the Democrat attempt to impeach him a second time, before Inauguration Day. Trump said the impeachment push over the Capitol riot is enflaming more anger, but he made it clear he’s calling for peace, stating emphatically, “I want no violence.”
“To continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger,” the president said.
The FBI says its intelligence points to the possible threat of armed protests at all 50 state capitols beginning this weekend through Inauguration Day. This, as leaders on Capitol Hill move forward with actions to impeach President Trump.
Before this morning, the president had been mostly silent since last week, partly because he’s been banned by Twitter and Facebook. Today he said his comments to the crowd last Wednesday were “totally appropriate.” That comes after he had reportedly been acknowledging he bears some blame for the riot at the US Capitol. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says the President expressed that during a phone conversation.
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