U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., December 23, 2020.
Tom Brenner | Reuters
President Donald Trump on Sunday stated he’ll attend protests in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, the day Congress certifies Electoral College votes and declares President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The president shared a video clip on Twitter encouraging supporters to protest the November election outcomes and stated he can be there.
Trump nonetheless refuses to concede to the race and continues to make baseless claims of voter fraud, which have been constantly rejected by state and federal courts in addition to his personal Justice Department.
The congressional joint session to depend electoral votes is a routine process and marks the ultimate step in reaffirming Biden because the winner.
A bunch of Republican senators and senators-elect are pushing to delay Biden’s certification on Wednesday, an effort that’s unlikely to change the Electoral College tally that Biden received 306-232.
Demonstrators are planning to collect on the Washington Monument, the Freedom Plaza and the Capitol. The Proud Boys, a far-right group that has promoted violence, have vowed to attend incognito.
The nation’s capital has change into a battleground for violent protests over the previous couple of months. Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in November to protest the presidential election ends in D.C. The demonstrations finally turned violent and almost two dozen individuals have been arrested.
Protesters additionally clashed throughout rallies in Washington state and Washington, D.C. in December over the election outcomes, racial injustice and pandemic restrictions. At least 4 individuals have been stabbed in D.C. after a pro-Trump rally.