Donald Trump Breaks His Silence After Being Impeached For A Second Time
Donald Trump has issued a video message in response to being impeached for a second time.
The US President condemned the riots that erupted at the Capitol building last week and insisted he didn't incite the violence.
"As I have said, the incursion of the US Capitol struck at the very heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum," he said.
"I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement."
"Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nation's most scared traditions and values," he said.
"Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for."
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The final vote in the House for impeachment was 232 in favour, 197 against, with the charge being for 'inciting an insurrection' against the US government.
The impeachment of the president means that now the Senate will have to decide whether to convict Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection.
Various Republicans have broken with the party in order to vote in favour of the impeachment, including Washington State Congressman Dan Newhouse.
The case that has been put forward by Democrats claims that the president's speech last Wednesday morning, which accused the opposition of electoral fraud - incited thousands of supporters to march to Congress and launch the attack.
It's been argued by Republicans that the move is 'divisive', although Democrats have suggested that the cause of the violence isn't just tied to the president's speech on Wednesday.
Some have said that the months of unsubstantiated claims by Republicans across the country that Joe Biden fraudulently won the election all contributed to the unrest.
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