Trump condemns Capitol mob, ignores impeachment

Instead Trump focused his remarks on the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, which ultimately led the House of Representatives to impeach him for incitement of insurrection, saying "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."

The article now will go to the Senate for an impeachment trial.

Video Transcript

DONALD TRUMP: 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.

Whether you are on the right, or on the left, a Democrat, or a Republican, there is never a justification for violence-- no excuses, no exceptions. America is a nation of laws.

Those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice. Now I am asking everyone who has ever believed in our agenda to be thinking of ways to ease tensions, calm tempers, and help to promote peace in our country.

Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans.

If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement. You're attacking it. And you are attacking our country.

I also want to say a few words about the unprecedented assault on free speech we have seen in recent days. These are tense and difficult times. The efforts to censor, cancel, and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong. And they are dangerous. What is needed now is for us to listen to one another, not to silence one another.