The president publicly acknowledges for the first time that Joe Biden will take office as president of the United States on January 20. “Congress affirms the results and that a new administration will be formed,” he says. In addition, he has also indicated that he will ensure a “smooth and peaceful transition of power.
Condemns the attack on the Capitol
As for those who participated in the assault on the Capitol, Donald Trump condemns the acts. “The United States is and must always be a nation of law and order, the protesters who infiltrated the Capitol have desecrated the seat of American democracy,” he said.
“My focus now is on ensuring a smooth and orderly transition of power. This moment demands reconciliation,” he said. Trump’s speech contrasts with the one he tweetted as his followers stormed the Capitol. At the time, it took him more than two hours to ask them to leave.
Following the suspension of her Twitter account for justifying the violence that occurred, she is now active again. She has posted a new video on it.
Demands for her dismissal
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the removal of Donald Trump from office after the assault on the U.S. Capitol. “I urge the Vice President (Mike Pence) to immediately remove the President by invoking the 25th Amendment. If the Vice President and the Cabinet do not do so, Congress may be prepared to go forward with an impeachment,” she said.
To use the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, you need Vice President Mike Pence. It also requires a Cabinet majority vote to remove Donald Trump.
Several members of Donald Trump’s cabinet have also discussed the option of invoking the amendment, but Mike Pence opposes starting the impeachment process, according to The New York Times.
The controversy surrounding the assault on the U.S. Capitol has led to two resignations from Trump’s cabinet: those of the secretaries of transportation and education.