As a sixth House Republican came forward to say they will vote to impeach him, President Trump issued a statement through his press office, but first given to Fox News, calling for no violence “amid reports of more demonstrations.”
Lawmakers and senior aides have been pleading with Trump to issue a statement saying as much while bracing for more members of his own party to vote against him. Kevin McCarthy just specifically called on Trump to issue a statement similar to this one.
Trump is watching coverage of the debate on his impeachment in the West Wing right now, according to a source.
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers,” he said in a statement.