US President-elect Joe Biden has accused incumbent leader Donald Trump of inciting the Americans to attack the Capitol on January 6. RIA Novosti writes about it.
The attack was planned and coordinated, he said. “It was committed by political extremists and domestic terrorists who were incited to violence by President Trump,” Biden said.
He called the storming of the Capitol an armed uprising against the United States and said those responsible must be brought to justice.
Earlier, Trump said that his true associates cannot support political violence and offend their fellow citizens. In addition, they are incapable of attacking police officers or disrespecting the “great American flag.” Trump stressed that everyone responsible for the riots in Washington will be held accountable.
The storming of the Capitol in the United States took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state, who do not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with the police. Five people died, dozens were detained.
The Democrats accused the incumbent president of inciting rebellion and voted to impeach him in the House of Representatives. Now the resolution of impeachment will be sent to the Senate. A past attempt by the Democrats to impeach a Republican president failed at this stage. In addition, there is a possibility that the upper house simply will not have time to vote on the initiative before Trump’s presidential term expires on January 20.