Democratic leaders and a growing list of lawmakers are calling for President Trump to be removed from office after Wednesday's deadly riots inside the U.S. Capitol. Calls for removal continue after the President is now speaking out against the attack.
A day after the attack on Capitol Hill, President Trump says in a new white house video, that he is "outraged by the violence. lawlessness, and mayhem." The president also acknowledged his time in the White House is coming to a close, although he did not concede the election. ''A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. And to all our wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.''
Despite officially addressing the Chaos that erupted on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, top Democrats are still demanding President Trump's removal from office under the 25th Amendment or for him to face a second impeachment trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading the charge, "by inciting sedition as he did yesterday he must clearly be removed from office.''
President-Elect Joe Biden also blamed President Trump for inciting his supporters to violently storm the Capitol Building, ''He unleashed an all out assault on our institutions of our democracy from the outset. And yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack.''
Meanwhile, several cabinet members have resigned including, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Alongside the two cabinet members, The Capitol Police Chief has also resigned amid intense criticism.
Sources say some of the rioters involved in the attack may still be in the Washington area, and new intelligence shows they may be planning new attacks in the city and on federal buildings in the near future.