“For the first time, DONALD Trump has committed to a “orderly transition” of power after the U.S. The victory of Joe Biden was ratified by Congress and the violent storming of the Capitol building was criticized by political leaders around the world.
The Secretary of the Interior, Priti Patel, held the President directly responsible for inciting violence which resulted in the deaths of four people, including a woman shot in the chest.
Calls are being made for the 25th Amendment, which would bar Mr. Trump from office. On Jan. 20, when his Democratic replacement will be elected as the 46th president, he is expected to leave the White House in just 13 days.
“Although Mr. Trump was temporarily banned from Twitter, he managed to post a tweet via Dan Scavino, a White House adviser, saying, “Although I completely disagree with the election’s outcome and the facts bear me out, on January 20, there will still be an orderly transition.
I have always said that our battle to ensure that only legal votes are counted will continue. Although this marks the end of presidential history’s greatest first term, it is just the beginning of our battle to make America great again! ”
The message was noteworthy for its lack of criticism in Washington of the brutality of the rioters.
For six hours, the rampage disrupted Capitol Hill proceedings, but in the early hours of today, after Congress resumed, its representatives officially confirmed Mr. Biden as the new president and Kamala Harris as vice president.
In as many as six states, 13 Republican senators and scores of party members had intended to force a debate and vote.
However, the storm at the Capitol prompted some Republicans to rethink attempting to reverse the win of Biden, and only in Arizona and Pennsylvania were threats to the outcome. Both attempts failed overwhelmingly.
The election of two Democratic senators in Georgia, Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff, was officially confirmed. Their wins mean that for the first two years of Biden’s presidency, Democrats would dominate both the House and Senate, giving him a significant push to bring legislation through both houses.
Shortly after Mr. Trump reiterated his unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud to thousands of demonstrators he had welcomed to the U.S. capital, the violence in Washington began. Many then marched into the Congress building after he goaded them to go there while the electoral votes were discussed by lawmakers.
America was stunned by the scenes in Washington and so angered some lawmakers that they called for the 25th Amendment to be included.
The Republican Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, said, “The fabric of our democracy and our republic’s principles are under attack by the President.” Enough has been enough. President Trump should resign or be suspended by his Cabinet or Congress from office.
Ted Lieu, a California Democratic congressman, called on Mike Pence, the vice president, to begin the process of impeaching Mr. Trump, telling him, “The 25th amendment must be initiated.” Donald Trump has become disconnected from reality.
With Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon leading the criticism, there was widespread condemnation at home. The issue is to be raised when the prime minister holds a press conference in Downing St. at 5 p.m.
Ms. Patel called on Mr. Trump to condemn the abuse, insisting that his declaration saying “we love you” to rioters and repeating his unsubstantiated electoral fraud allegations “did very little to de-escalate the situation.”
His remarks have contributed directly to the violence and he has so far refused to denounce the violence and that is entirely false,”His comments led directly to the violence and so far he has failed to condemn that violence and that is completely wrong,”
Her remarks came after the Labour deputy leader, Angela Rayner, described the prime minister as “spineless” and said he and the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, would “take their fair share of shame.”
“disgraceful”disgraceful”The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is important now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”The United States stands for democracy around the world and it’s important now that there is a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
Ms. Patel said it was time to look forward to the presidency of Mr. Biden rather than concentrate on whether Mr. Biden will be allowed by the British government.