After 2nd Impeachment, Trump Condemns Capitol Violence

But he doesn't mention being impeached
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 13, 2021 5:50 PM CST
Trump Condemns Capitol Violence in New Video
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, walks with President Donald Trump as they board Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Harlingen, Texas, after visiting a section of the border wall with Mexico in Alamo, Texas.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – President Trump has released a video condemning the violent insurrection he fomented at the Capitol last week, per the AP. The video came out Wednesday after he was impeached by the House for a record second time, this time with Republican votes. Trump also called on his supporters to remain peaceful amid concerns about additional violence in the days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Trump said: “I want to be very clear: I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.”

He added: “Like all of you I was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity” and “no true supporter” of his “could ever endorse political violence.” Trump also said that he had directed federal agencies “to use all necessary resources to maintain order in Washington, DC” over the next week. Trump made no reference to becoming the first president in the nation's history to be impeached twice.

(Read more insurrection stories.)

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