Class: Trump Tells McCarthy That He Is Partly Responsible For Capitol Chaos In Bold Admission

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:30

President Trump conceded that he has some blame for the Capitol protest last week throughout a conversation with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Two sources say McCarthy R-Calif., relayed the president’s view on a call Monday with the House GOP Conference.

McCarthy, on the call Monday with Republicans, acknowledged that Trump bore the blame for the crisis which threw Congress into lockdown as they attempted to verify the results of the 2020 presidential election last week.

The protest left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer.

The uproar began after Trump spoke at a rally last Wednesday, telling followers that he would "never concede."

Throughout his words, he renewed pressure on Vice President Pence, insisting that he should decertify the results of the presidential election and send it "back to the states," insisting that if he did that, Trump would be leading for the following four years.

Trump’s comments came before a joint session of Congress to confirm the results of the presidential election. As members of the House and Senate proposed objections to some electoral votes, both chambers called for a recess and left their chambers as pro-Trump demonstrators breached the Capitol building.

Congress later returned and confirmed the Electoral College vote early Thursday, formally giving Joe Biden his presidential triumph.

White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino posted a statement from Trump on Twitter early Thursday morning, writing: "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th."

"I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted," Trump stated. "While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!"

House Democrats on Monday presented an article of impeachment against Trump, stating he incited "insurrection."

Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, Jamie Raskin, and Jerrold Nadler started the article of impeachment, accusing Trump of violating his oath of office.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Monday that the House "will move forward with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor."

"The President’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action," Pelosi explained.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, later, said the House would meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to view the article of impeachment.

"In his conduct while President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States," the article reads.

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