President Donald Trump released a video message on Wednesday “unequivocally” condemning the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, January 6.
His message comes after the U.S. House of Representatives impeached him for the second time. In the Articles of Impeachment, House Democrats accused the Pres. Trump of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol.
They noted that on January 6, the president delivered a speech to his supporters repeating “false claims” such as “We won this election, and we won it by a landslide.
House Democrats alleged that the president not only reiterated false claims about election fraud but also “willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged- and foreseeably resulted in- lawless action at the Capitol.”
According to them, Pres. Trump “threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a co-equal branch of government.”
The House voted 232-197 to impeach Pres. Trump with four GOP lawmakers not voting. Ten Republicans joined House Democrats to vote in favor of impeachment.