The president’s assertion was first issued to Fox News and subsequently distributed to reporters through the White House press workplace.
At the identical time, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel launched the same assertion condemning acts of violence.
“Violence has no place in our politics. Period,” McDaniel mentioned. “I wholly condemned last week’s senseless acts of violence, and I strongly reiterate the calls to remain peaceful in the weeks ahead.”
Notably, neither Trump’s nor McDaniel’s messages talked about the House impeachment proceedings that had been going down on the time of their launch.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), nonetheless, did learn the president’s assertion on the House flooring as he and different GOP lawmakers defended Trump in opposition to the article of impeachment charging him with inciting final week’s riot on the Capitol.
Trump is poised on Wednesday to grow to be the primary president in American historical past to be impeached twice, with no less than six House Republicans becoming a member of with Democrats to rebuke him for a second time.
The most outstanding of the GOP lawmakers supporting impeachment is Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third-ranking House Republican.
Until the discharge of his assertion, it was unclear how Trump — whose Twitter account was completely suspended final week — would weigh in on the impeachment proceedings on Wednesday, or whether or not he would remark in any respect.
Trump’s and McDaniel’s statements come as tensions stay excessive contained in the Capitol following final week’s siege of the constructing by pro-Trump rioters, which resulted within the deaths of no less than 5 individuals — together with a Capitol Police officer.
On Monday, Capitol Police and different officers warned House Democrats in a briefing of a number of plots to hurt lawmakers.
A key group of House Democratic chairs individually met with the FBI on Tuesday, and senators had been briefed by the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.