US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied responsibility for supporters’ invasion of Capitol Hill last week after facing impeachment on charges of “inciting rebellion” and said pre-siege remarks were appropriate.
The Republican president said that before the assault on Wednesday, his speech was analyzed by other anonymous people who believed his speech was “completely appropriate.”
“If you read my speech… What I said was completely appropriate,” he told reporters at the Andrews Joint Base when his supporters asked about the personal responsibility he had for the January 6 attack when they raided the Capitol, along with lawmakers and his supporters. Vice President Mike Pence is inside.
“They analyzed my words, my words, my last paragraph, my last sentence and everything. I thought it was completely appropriate,” he said before heading to Alamo, Texas to visit and sign his signature wall on the Mexican border. .
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to impeach Trump on Wednesday, unless Donald Trump resigned or fired before him, which would make him the only U.S. president to be impeached twice.
Trump’s remarks on Tuesday were first released since Wednesday, but on Thursday they released a video that condemned violence but disapproved of the election.
Before leaving the White House, Trump did not answer questions shouting about whether he was responsible for the violence in Capitol Hill, where six people died.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy told Republicans that Trump had admitted that he had “some responsibility” for the siege during a phone call.
“I asked him personally today if he was responsible for what happened when he was not feeling well about what happened. He said he was responsible for what happened,” McCarthy told the Republican in a two and a half hour conversation. The source of information on the phone.
However, Axios reported in the same phone that Trump accused’anti-affects’ for raiding the Capitol, despite clear video and documentary evidence showing the mob overwhelmingly showing his supporters.