President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday in a video put out through the White House social media accounts, after the second round of impeachment hearings by the Democratic led House of Representatives.
In the video, the President did not speak of the impeachment hearing, but adamantly stated,“I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement.”
“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Trump continued. “No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement, you’re attacking it and you’re attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it.”
After reports of the possibility of additional protests and potential threats of violence in the upcoming week before inauguration day, President Trump said, “There must be no violence, no lawbreaking, and no vandalism of any kind. Everyone must follow our laws.”
Throughout his tenure in office has been adamant that his party was the party of law and order. The violent outbreak at the Capitol on Jan. 6th was immediately condemned and POTUS requested swift action and justice for those involved.
Republicans and conservatives nationwide have been venting on social media that they have reached a boiling point due to the unending “RESIST” movements and “Donald Trump is Not My President” movements since inauguration day four years ago. During the hearings, several representatives reminded a very heated and passionate Democratic Caucus that seeking retribution and using impeachment as a punishment, after subjecting the public and President for the past four years, will only continue to rip the fabric of our nation further.
U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, (R-NJ) stated today, “We’ve been here before. We’ve done this before. This has failed before. We’ve fractured out nation using the same process before.”
“Congress must be the glue that starts unifying everyone. By the time this process would conclude, the man you want out of office will no longer even be the president.”
He continued, “This once again splits the country apart. It’s going to disenfranchise and hurt the tens of millions of people who still did vote for him. By moving forward with this, this takes their voice away.”
“We must be bigger and better than most base of instincts that have been driving our political discourse. It is destroying us. Let’s link arms with one another and begin to heal. Let’s stop this impeachment.”
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