(PTI) Washington, d. a
President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday incited his supporters to attack the US Congress, acknowledged his defeat and election results on Thursday, as well as indicating readiness for a smooth transfer of power to President-Elect Biden. In addition, Trump said in a disappointed tone that his supporters would be punished for attacking Parliament for fear of impeachment and pressure from fellow Republican lawmakers. Meanwhile, one police officer was killed in an attack on Parliament, bringing the total death to five. On the other hand, federal authorities have begun an investigation into the possibility of filing a case of treason against Trump supporters.
Fifteen days before he stepped down as president, Donald Trump finally accepted the election result out of pressure from Republican lawmakers and fear of impeachment, and agreed to a smooth transfer of power to President-Elect Joe Biden. Even after Democrats officially acknowledged Biden’s victory in a joint session of parliament, Trump said he was ready to hand over power to Biden “by law”, although he did not accept the election result. However, the pressure on Donald Trump for an electoral defeat and smooth transfer of power increased against the attack of his supporters on the US parliament.
Accepting his defeat, Donald Trump gave slogans to his supporters attacking Parliament, saying that they do not represent a true America and that they would have to pay the price for attacking Parliament. However, in the video released on Thursday, Donald Trump read the message on the teleprompter in a disapproving tone. His voice did not have the same enthusiasm as his supporters at Wednesday’s rally, provoking him to attack Parliament by calling him ‘We Love Love’.
In a new video message the day after calling on his supporters to march on parliament, Trump said that the United States has always been a law-abiding country. Like all Americans, I strongly condemn violence and attacks on Parliament in violation of the law. I immediately sent the National Guard to the Parliament complex and ordered them to secure the building and take out the intruders. Trump’s recorded video message was posted to YouTube and released by the White House. Trump said protesters who broke up in the US Congress would have to pay the price for the attack.
Police said that meanwhile, US Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Siknik was injured when Trump supporters created a ruckus in Parliament. So he returned to his divisional office. However, he died of his injuries on Thursday. The death toll from the attack on Parliament rose to five.
On the other hand, federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia have begun exploring the possibility of a sedition case against their supporters, including President Trump, who incited the mob to attack the US parliament. According to Washington DC US Attorney Michael Sherwin, the accused are preparing to file more than 15 lawsuits against Trump supporters. In addition, more evidence will be found in the near future. More than 50 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Parliament in Washington, and the arrests are likely to last longer. In addition, US companies have identified the attackers and have opened fire on them to attack Parliament.