United States President, Donald Trump, has called for calm after he was impeached for a historic second time by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the US House of Representatives led by Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, impeached Trump for allegedly inciting supporters to lay siege on the Capitol building in order to prevent the ratification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
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The House voted 232 to 197 to impeach Trump with the support of 10 members of his own Republican party.
Reacting through a video from the Oval office after his impeachment, Trump called for calm, adding that no true supporter of his would disrespect the American flag.
He said, “No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag.
“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.”
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He criticised the various bans placed on his social media accounts by major online social media platforms, describing it as an “unprecedented assault on free speech.”
Trump added that “Efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and they are dangerous.”
“What is needed now is for us to listen one another, not to silence one another,” he said.