Former President of the United States Donald Trump canceled a press conference that was scheduled for January 6 on Tuesday at his residence in Mar-a-Lago on the occasion of the first anniversary of the assault on the Capitol.
Trump did not elaborate on why he canceled the event, but said in a statement that the media and the House committee investigating the assault on Capitol Hill they are acting with “total partiality and dishonesty”, as collected Bloomberg.
Now, with the cancellation of this event, which was a clear response to the official commemoration that Washington envisions for that day, Trump clarified that other topics will be discussed during his rally in Arizona, scheduled for January 15.
Trump announced that he was going to organize a press conference for January 6 on December 21 before clarifying that what happened on January 6 was a “peaceful protest against rigged elections”, also adding that it is the elections themselves that should be Branded “treason”.
COMMEMORATION OF THE ASSAULT ON THE CAPITOL
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a press conference on Tuesday that Biden will speak on Thursday about “the danger it has represented for the rule of law and our system of democratic governments ”the assault on the Capitol.
“It will commemorate the heroes of January 6, especially the brave men and women of law enforcement who fought to defend the Constitution and protect the Capitol and the lives of the people who were there,” said Psaki.
The White House spokeswoman reiterated that there is still much work to be done to “ensure and strengthen” democracy and US institutions and to “reject the hatred and lies” that were seen that day.
On Trump’s role in the assault on the Capitol, Psaki said that he sought to “subvert” the Constitution, “Trying to block the peaceful transfer of power” and has remarked that he defended “a mob” that attacked the Capitol: “It is something that the president (Biden) spoke about in terms that (that day) was one of the worst days of our democracy ”.
“Polls keep showing, over and over again, that 70 percent of Trump’s voters think the election was rigged (…) Trump is going to keep speaking for those who didn’t vote for him, those who believe that he he is the legitimate president. And he sees it as his responsibility as president of the United States. That is what it will continue to do, ”stressed Psaki.
Likewise, he also said that they have already conveyed their “concern” for the Republicans who supported the so-called “big lie” and that, currently, they have “done nothing to help the committee” that is evaluating the assault on the Capitol.
(With information from Europa Press)
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