Storming Congress in the United States It cost five people their lives. The president himself, Donald Trump, was accused of cheering his supporters on before the storm.
He was tried in the Supreme Court, but the Senate acquitted him.
Anniversary is approaching. January 6 is one year since the shocking attack, and a few weeks ago Trump announced a press conference on this very day.
At the same time, Trump claimed that the Congressional investigation into the events was politically motivated and said in an announcement that the House of Representatives should instead investigate the “rigged presidential election in 2020”.
“I’m going to have a press conference in Mar-a-Lago on January 6 to discuss all of this and more,” Trump said.
However, the night before Wednesday, Norwegian time, it was announced that the press conference had been cancelled.
In a statement issued by the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump explained that the cancellation came “in light of the biased and wholly dishonest congressional committee” that was set up to investigate the congressional storming. He also blames the media.
President Donald J. Trump:
“In light of the total bias and deception of the January 6 Democratic Unselected Committee, failed Republicans, and fake news media, I will cancel the January 6 press conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead discuss… pic.twitter.com/DJ2SZKs2BJ
– Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) January 4, 2022
Trump warns that he will instead hold a plenary session on Saturday, January 15 in Arizona.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are also expected to commemorate what happened a year ago with a speech.
Senate Republicans do not appear to support Trump’s original decision to speak on the anniversary. They worried that he was trying to drag their party into the election fraud controversy, writes Politico.
– I don’t think it’s a good idea. It depends on what he has to say. But early assumptions are that it would be an aggressive statement. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” said Senator and Republican Shelley Moore Capito.
Senator and fellow party member Pat Toomey, one of the few Republicans to vote in favor of the conviction in the Supreme Court case, said the speech wasn’t a good idea, but added, “What should I do about it?”
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