President Trump condemned political violence in a video Wednesday evening exactly one week after a pro-Trump mob breached the Capitol in a deadly siege, and hours after the House voted to impeach him for a second time.
Why it matters: The video, posted to the White House's official Twitter account, came as the president faces an impeachment trial in the Senate and 10 Republicans voted with House Democrats for impeachment.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Republican colleagues on Wednesday that he has "not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate.”
What he’s saying: "Mob violence goes against everything I believe in, and everything our movement stands for," Trump said. "No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. No trues supporter of mine could threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you’re not supporting our movement. You’re attacking it, and you’re attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it."
- "America is a nation of laws. Those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice."