PM says US democracy "strong" despite what he calls "toings and froings" in wake of presidential election.
US Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spoken to her followers on Instagram about her experience during the Capitol Insurrection, when Trump supporters stormed the government building to show that they believed the election was “stolen”. Ocasio-Cortez revealed during the Instagram Live that she was a survivor of sexual assault, but the storming of the building had led to “trauma compounding trauma.”
When peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were gassed and sprayed with rubber bullets to clear the way for a President Trump photo opportunity, Continue To Serve was created in response. Since then, the non-profit group of military veterans have mobilised at polling stations, cleaned up after the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol carried out by pro-Trump supporters and supported the Black Live Matter movement.
"He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there."
After the deadly insurrection of the US Capitol carried out by pro-Trump supporters, a group of veterans helped to clean the streets of Washington, D.C. and remove the marks left by the hatred and violence of January 6th. The effort was organised by the non-profit group Continue to Serve, a group of military veterans who support social justice causes including Black Lives Matter, voter safety and immigration.
President Trump is impeached for the second time in his one-term presidency. The House of Representatives voted 232-197 in favour of a single article of impeachment, which charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in fomenting the riot at the US Capitol on January 6. Now the case moves to the Senate to decide if Trump will be impeached in the last days of his presidency.
Reports claim Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell had suggested to colleagues that he supported impeachment of Donald Trump. Senior Republican Liz Cheney, alongside other Republican representatives, said they would support an impeachment vote. The calls for impeachment come after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. If removed from office, Trump would lose his post-presidential benefits including pension, secret service protection and funding for staff. He would also not be eligible to run in 2024.
Piers Morgan Ends Friendship With 'Monster' Trump As He Calls For President To Be Removed From Office
The Good Morning Britain presenter labelled the US president “dangerous, deluded and despicable” following the riots at the US Capitol.
Politicians and civil rights activists have criticised US law enforcement for a delayed response to pro-Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. on Wednesday. As events unfolded, commentators drew comparisons how Black Lives Matter activists were treated during peaceful protests over police killings of unarmed Black men and women last summer.
A mob loyal to Donald Trump stormed the seat of US democracy, yet more arrests were made in peaceful anti-racist protests over the summer.