President Trump Delivers Statement from Oval Office CSPAN January 13, 2021 8:40pm-8:47pm EST
>> president trump condemned the january 6 attack on the u.s. phase 1 -- on the u.s.capitol and addressed potential threats. he did not acknowledge the house voted to impeach him for the second time. pres. trump: i've said that the incursion of the u.s. capitol struck at the very heart of our republic. it angered and appalled millions of americans across the political spectrum. i want to be very clear. i unequivocally condemned the violence that we saw last week. violence and vandalism have no place in our country, and no place in our movement. making america great again has always been about do defending the rule of law, supporting the
men and women of law enforcement, appointing our nation's most sacred traditions and values. mob violence goes against everything that i believe in, and everything that are movement stands for. no true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. no true supporter of mine can ever disrespect law enforcement or our great american flag. no true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow americans. if you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement. you are attacking it. you are attacking our country. we cannot tolerate. tragically, are the course of the last year, it has been made so difficult because of covid-19, we've seen political violence spiral out of control. we have seen too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of
intimidation and destruction. in must stop, whether you are on the right or on the left. a democrat or a republican, there is never a justification for violence, nor excuses, no exceptions. america is a nation of laws. those who engaged in the attacks last week, will be brought to justice. now i am asking everyone who has ever believed in our agenda, to be thinking of ways to ease tensions, calm tempers, and help to promote peace in our country. there has been reporting that additional demonstrations are being planned in the coming days , both here in washington, and across the country. i have been briefed by the u.s. secret service on the potential threats.
every american deserves to has -- to have their voice heard in a respectful and peaceful way. that is your first amendment right. but i cannot emphasize that there cannot be no violence, no lawbreaking, and no vandalism of any kind. everyone must follow our laws and obey the instructions of law enforcement. i have directed federal agencies to use all necessary resources to maintain order. in washington dc, we are bringing in thousands of national guard members to secure the city and ensure that a transition can occur safely and without incident. like all of you, i was shocked and deeply saddened by the calamity at the capitol last week. i want to thank the hundreds of millions of incredible american
citizens who have responded to this moment with calm, moderation, and grace. we will get through this challenge, just like we always do. i also want to say a few words about the unprecedented assault on free speech that we have seen in recent days. these are tense and difficult times. the efforts to censor, cancel, and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and dangerous. what is needed now is for us to listen to one another, not through silence to one another. all of us can choose by our actions to rise above the rancor and find common ground and shared purpose. we must focus on advancing the interests of the whole nation, delivering the miracle vaccines, defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the economy,
protecting our national security, and upholding the rule of law. today, i am calling on all americans to overcome the passions of the moment and joined together as one american people. let us choose to move forward united for the good of our families, our communities, and our country. thank you, god bless you, and god bless america. >> devotes her president of the united states are as follows. joseph r biden junior of the state of delaware has received -- donald trump has received 232 votes. >> with the votes now counted and confirmed by congress, attention turns to the knee operation of the 46th president of the united states. on january 20th, joe biden and