Since Wednesday, President Trump and the White House have suffered extensive body blows. Many Americans are outraged about the mobbing of Capitol Hill which temporarily delayed the congressional proceedings to confirm Joe Biden as president-elect.
In the wake of this mobbing, quite a bit has changed. Multiple White House staffers turned in their resignations to President Trump; meanwhile, there are increased advocates in favor of removing Trump from office before the 12 days left of his term run out.
As the fallout continues, the White House has come forward and publicly condemned the pro-Trump demonstrators who descended upon the U.S. Capitol on January 6, per Breitbart News.
Condemning the Capitol Hill Rioters
On Thursday, the White House issued a formal statement via press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Taking the podium yesterday afternoon, McEnany stated that her forthcoming remarks come from both President Trump and his White House administration. The White House press secretary then confirmed “in the strongest possible terms” the condemnation of individuals who stormed Capitol Hill.
White House Press Secretary @kayleighmcenany: "Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of what this administration stands for."
Full remarks below. pic.twitter.com/mWKPiawJ45
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) January 7, 2021
McEnany furthermore censured the mob for sabotaging “legitimate First Amendment rights” of peaceful demonstrators who arrived in D.C. on Wednesday to show non-violent support for President Trump. After giving tribute to law enforcement and acknowledging Americans who died due to the Capitol Hill riots, McEnany urged the nation to unite and prepare for a Biden presidency.
The White House press secretary’s time at the podium lasted for roughly two minutes. She did not accept questions from the press afterward.
The Next President of the United States
Statements from the White House press secretary arrived hours before President Trump himself addressed the country.
In Trump’s address, he delivered a concession speech. The 45th president then acknowledged that his administration will no longer be in office after January 20. In a parallel to McEnany’s remarks, Trump also offered his own rebuke of the demonstrators who mobbed the U.S. Capitol.
For the past four years, President Trump has unleashed an all-out assault on the institutions of our democracy.
Yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack. pic.twitter.com/Mcli7mzENu
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 8, 2021
The president vowed that individuals who engaged in these unlawful acts would face legal accountability for their actions. He then paid tribute to law enforcement and acknowledged the many Americans who supported him over the years.
After Wednesday’s events, Biden accused Trump of an “all-out assault” against America; Biden then went on to claim that the mobbing of Capitol Hill served as a “culmination” of the 45th president’s so-called “assault.”
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