Trump calls for ‘NO violent protests’ and says it's 'NOT what America stands for' as he faces second impeachment
DONALD Trump has called for "no violent protests or vandalism" as he faces a second impeachment.
The president made the comments just one week after riots ensued at the Capitol.
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"In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said.
The outgoing president issued the statement through the White House after being blocked from several social media outlets last week.
"That is not what I stand for and it is not what America stands for," Trump wrote.
"I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers," before concluding "thank you."
Earlier this week, the FBI received reports of an armed group who are planning to travel to Washington DC on January 16.
The group has reportedly warned that "if Congress attempts to remove Potus via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur."
The bulletin also detailed that armed protests are being planned in all 50 state Capitols, with protests at the US Capitol reportedly planned from January 17 through January 20.
The House is set to vote on whether or not Trump will face a second impeachment on Wednesday.
Trump faces a charge of inciting insurrection following his January 6 speech where he told rally-goers in Washington DC to march to Congress and "fight like hell."
At least five GOP members – Liz Cheney of Wyoming, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois – have all said they will vote to impeach Trump.
The second round of impeachment proceedings comes after members of the House on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
Pence said in a letter to Democratic Pelosi, however, that he would not do so, saying it would set a "terrible precedent."
Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Trump slammed the impeachment as "ridiculous."
He went on to say the move would be a "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics."
"I think it’s causing tremendous anger," he added. "And it's really a terrible thing that they are doing."
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