In his first comments since being removed from office Wednesday, US President Donald Trump encouraged Americans especially his supporters to be “united” and stop violence — while refusing any discussion of impeachment at all.
There was a videotape released on media in which Trump said he was “calling on all Americans to overcome the passions of the moment and join together as one American people. Let us choose to move forward united for the good of our families.”
He was repudiating his followers who assaulted Congressmen a week ago. Also, triggering his second impeachment in the House of Representatives, Trump said “there is never a justification for violence. No excuses, no exceptions: America is a nation of laws.”
“Those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice,” he also added.
Once the House of Representatives agreed Wednesday to accuse him of organizing last week’s mob assault on Congress, Donald Trump became the first US president on the record to be forced out of office twice.
Statements From Trump Oppositions:
“Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States,” Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the statements of Trump came out.
When Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, the Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, ensuring the real estate tycoon will avoid the embarrassment of being ordered to leave early.
Even so, he is due to face a Senate trial later and, if guilty, he will then be barred from seeking the presidency again in 2024 in a follow-up vote.
Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said, “Donald Trump has deservedly become the first president in American history to bear the stain of impeachment twice over.” He was also in a week’s time will become Senate leader.
“The Senate is required to act and will proceed with his trial.”
The only concern in the House of Representatives would be how many Republicans in the 232-197 vote will join the lockstep Democratic majority. 10 Republicans split ranks in the final tally, namely Representative Liz Cheney, the number three party in the House.
“I am in total peace today that my vote was the right thing and I actually think history will judge it that way,” said Adam Kinzinger. He is a vocal Trump critic. He also is one of the Republicans who crossed the aisle.