President Donald Trump condemned political violence once more, in stronger terms, after the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president, urging his supporters not to engage in physical violence.
“There is never a justification for violence,” Trump said in a video released by the White House on YouTube. “No excuses. No exceptions. America is a nation of laws.”
The president spoke shortly after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him again, as Democrats blamed him for fueling the violent riots at the Capitol by rallying to contest the election with supporters in Washington, DC.
The vote was 232 to 197, as ten Republicans joined Democrats to support the impeachment resolution. The resolution now goes to the Senate, where the president will likely go on trial in the coming days, even after he leaves office with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
In his video, Trump “unequivocally”