The editorial board of The Washington Post called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office in an opinion piece published on Wednesday.

Trump has come under blistering criticism after thousands of his supporters swarmed the U.S. Capitol developing on Wednesday in an effort to prevent the accreditation of President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of November’s presidential election.

In Wednesday’s op-ed, the Post‘s editorial board said that Trump’s “refusal to accept his election defeat and his ruthless incitement of his advocates led Wednesday to the unimaginable: an attack on the U.S. Capitol by a violent mob that overwhelmed cops and drove Congress from its chambers as it was discussing the counting of electoral votes. washington post editorial board says remove trump

The Washington Post editorial board stated Wednesday that President Donald Trump was responsible for the riots that engulfed the U.S. Capitol.
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Newsweek reached out to the White House for remark.

Trump ended his address by telling the crowd to “stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue” in order to encourage GOP members of Congress who had stated they would lodge official complaints versus Biden’s certification.

Thousands of rioters descended upon the Capitol after Trump’s speech, many waving flags or brandishing weapons.


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