President Donald Trump's final two weeks as the President have been eventful. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to push for impeachment, and the President made a statement on the matter.
"On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics," said Trump. "It’s ridiculous, it’s absolutely ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you’re doing it and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing. For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger. I want no violence."
Trump did not take responsibility for inciting riots at the Capitol building.
"We want no violence, never violence, we want absolutely no violence," he said.
The House is moving forward with talks to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Trump confirmed that he will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th,” he announced on Twitter.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said that President Donald Trump should resign immediately.
“I wish he would just do what Nixon did and that's step down,” Powell said in an interview on NBC.
Powell said impeachment is too time consuming.
“Somebody ought to go up there and tell him, ‘It’s over. Plane’s waiting for you. You’re out,'” Powell said.
Powell called those who stormed the Capitol “idiots” and said Trump “encouraged them every step of the way.”
President Donald Trump's vowing of an "orderly transition" was issued to stop resignations from within the West Wing and the administration.
The resignations began with the first lady's chief of staff, the White House social secretary, a deputy press secretary and Trump's deputy national security adviser. Then, Republican leaders and Cabinet members said they were considering having Trump removed from office by through the invocation of the 25th Amendment.
Republicans and Democrats condemned rioters for entering the country's legislative chambers and destroying federal property, and several lawmakers blamed Trump for the violence that broke out.
A woman was shot and killed in the chaos, but Police have yet to release more details about her death. Three others had medical emergencies and died as well.
The House and Senate defeated Republican objections lodged against votes sent by two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Before 4 a.m. ET, the joint session of Congress had completed tallying up the electoral votes and Vice President Mike Pence, presided over the count and declared Biden the Electoral College winner by 306 votes to 232 for Trump.
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