Donald Trump is about to skip Joe Biden’s swearing-in as US president. Momentum is rising for a second impeachment vote over Trump’s alleged incitement that led to the storming of the Capitol constructing.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump stated Friday he won’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20. The announcement got here as media experiences steered Trump could face a second impeachment vote.
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” he wrote on Twitter.
The snub appeared to backtrack on a message Trump gave a day earlier that he would work to make sure a “smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to his Democratic Party successor within the wake of the US Capitol riots on Wednesday.
Reuters information company cited a supply within the Trump administration as saying that the outgoing president would doubtless go away the White House a day earlier than the inauguration and head to his Florida resort.
Biden later welcomed Trump’s choice as a “good thing.”
“I was told on the way over here that he [Trump] indicated he wasn’t going to show up at the inauguration,” the Democrat advised reporters in Wilmington, Delaware. “[It’s] one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on.”
Incitement of revolt
Trump’s announcement got here as some lawmakers in Congress had been to debate whether to bring articles of impeachment to the House of Representatives for a vote over the president’s alleged incitement of protesters to storm the US Capitol building.
NBC News on Friday tweeted a draft drawn up by Democratic members of the House of Representatives calling for a single article of impeachment towards Trump for alleged incitement of revolt.
White House spokesman Judd Deere rapidly responded that impeaching Trump with simply 12 days remaining in his presidency “would only serve to further divide the country.”
The Associated Press cited two individuals accustomed to the planning as saying that three House Democrats had been planning to introduce articles of impeachment towards Trump on Monday,