Foreign media: Trump admits to being “partially responsible” for the violence in Congress
China News Service, January 12th. According to Reuters, two people familiar with the matter revealed that the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, McCarthy, told members of the party on the 11th that President Trump admitted that he was ill-treated by the U.S. Capitol last week. There is a “partial responsibility” for the violence.
p > The source said that during a two-and-a-half-hour conference call with Republicans, McCarthy was emotional and shared the details of his phone conversation with Trump. McCarthy said that he personally believes that Trump is responsible for the violence, but there are still differences in opinion within the Republican Party.
“My attitude towards the president has always been very clear, and he is responsible for his words and deeds,” one of the sources said, McCarthy told Republican congressmen on the 11th.
McCarthy said, “I asked him in my personal capacity today if he was responsible for what happened and if he felt guilty for what happened. He told me that he was partly responsible for what happened. ”
McCarthy also said that he called on Trump to call Biden, “I ask you in my personal capacity. Call Joe Biden. For this country.”
On the 6th, during the bipartisan joint meeting of the United States Congress to certify electoral votes, Trump supporters rushed into the Congress, causing the meeting to be interrupted for a while and members of Congress were forced to hide. The violence has caused several deaths.
Reuters stated that Trump initially ignored his request to condemn the violent attack on Congress. Instead, he repeated his statement about “fraud” in the presidential election and claimed that he was a supporter of the siege of Congress. “Very special”. After that, he called the violence a “heinous attack” and promised to work hard for the smooth transfer of power, but he still refused to admit defeat.
In the early morning of the 7th, the joint meeting of Congress has confirmed that the Democrat and former Vice President Biden won 306 electoral votes and was elected the 46th President of the United States.