Washington: Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack in Washington DC in which angry supporters stormed the US Capitol building and started a riot. The statement comes amid discussions in the Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution and remove Trump from his post before term.Also Read - What is Roe v. Wade And Why The New Abortion Verdict Puts US On Edge? Explained
“Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the national guard & federal law enforcement to secure the building & expel the intruders. America is & must always be a nation of law and order,” Trump said in an official address from the White House. Also Read - Capitol Riot: Trump's Ex Top Advisers Say They Didn't Believe His Lies About 2020 Election, He Knew He Lost To Biden
“Now the Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated January 20. My focus now turns to ensure a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power,” he added. Also Read - Brian Kemp Wins Georgia GOP Governor’s Race
Top Democratic leadership, along with several Republicans, has urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office for his “incitement of insurrection”, a day after the attack.
Earlier in the day, the US Congress certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be the next US president and vice-president. The development came hours after a stunned world witnessed unprecedented chaos when thousands of Trump loyalists started a deadly riot and sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power.