Outgoing US President, Donald J. Trump has spoken on US Capital attacks and called for reconciliation for a strong and better nation.
Thousands of Trump’s supporters had on Wednesday, stormed US capital in a violent protest to reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory, forcing lawmakers who going through the process of counting and verifying the Electoral College votes to reaffirm Joe Biden’s Victory on November 3 Presidential election into hiding.
It was reported that there four death casualties- A woman who was shot by Capitol police, as the mob tried to break into the building, as well as for others who died in medical facility as a result of sustained injuries.
Tear gas was sprayed to disperse the crowd, after which a curfew was imposed in Washington DC after the riots. However, 30 persons were arrested on the streets after they violated the 6 p.m. curfew imposed.
In Donald Trump’s speech, he began to state how he handled security during the protest and emphasized that America must be a peaceful nation.
“… I immediately deployed the National Guard and Federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America must always be a nation of law and order. To those who engaged in the act of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country, and to those who break the law you will pay.”He said.
He then stressed the effort he made to claim victory of the November 3 2020 Election.
“My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to test the election results; My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the votes.” He stated.
He, however, called for a new beginning and a reformation of election laws to ensure confidence in future elections.
“We have just been through an intense election and the emotions are high, but now tempers must be cool and calm we start. We must get on with the business of America…I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and legibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.” He also said.
Finally, he called for a peaceful transition of power, come January 28.
“Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 28. My focus now turns to ensure a smooth orderly and seamless transmission of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation. 2020 has been a challenging time for our people. … Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest nation on earth will require all of us working together. It will require our a renewed emphasis on civic values of patriotism, faith, charity and family. We must be revived live with secret bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one National family. To the citizen of our country, serving as your president have been the honour of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning. Thank you God bless you.”He concluded.