Trump explains cancelation of January 6 event — Analysis
Following President Joe Biden’s promise to keep his focus on Donald Trump, and his allies during an anniversary speech, this cancelation announcement came after the cancellation of the following vows.
Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, announced that he cancelled a Jan 6 speech after many Republicans voiced concern over holding an event to commemorate the Capitol riot.
The press conference was set to take place at Florida’s Mar-a-Lago, where Trump has spent the majority of his time since leaving the White House.
Trump blamed Trump for his actions in a statement “bias and dishonesty” of the media, as well as the House committee still investigating January 6 and the former president’s alleged role in instigating the riot, for his decision.
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday,”He stated.
Republican lawmakers have been fairly split on Trump’s now-canceled rally, with some publicly stating there were better things to focus on than the news conference. Axios spoke to Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican from South Carolina), who said he told Trump that the conference was a mistake. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, host of Fox News, also asked whether the conference was legitimate. “good idea”Trump will mark the anniversary the Capitol Riot.
The ex-president reportedly planned on focusing his talk on the House committee’s investigation into the Capitol riot, but said he will now address the same topics at a rally in Arizona on January 15.
Had Trump gone through with his plan, his talk would have competed for airwaves as numerous January 6 tributes are planned, including speeches from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that Biden’s speech will focus on Trump’s “singular responsibility”For the Capitol events, and for Republicans who are continuing “perpetuating the Big Lie,” referring to Trump’s continued claims that the 2020 presidential election was marred by widespread fraud. The administration also vowed to punish those who took part in the Capitol riot “at any level,”Threatening severe penalties
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