Pres. Trump mentions impeachment, and the Capitol riot in a speech today in Texas
President Trump made a speech today in Alamo, Texas in regards to the progress of his border wall that he promised to Americans before elected in 2016. "It's as strong as your [going to] get." Trump also said that since majority of the border wall has been up, illegal crossing and drug smuggling has "plummeted." He thanked the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, for his help and "professional relationship" with the building of the wall, and for allowing Mexican troops to help protect our border over the past couple of years.
During the speech, the President did mention the Capitol riot (which he took no responsibility for), ongoing impeachment trials, Twitter and Facebook controversy and the pandemic. In regards to the capitol riot, he states that him and his administration believes in "respecting American history and it's traditions and not tearing it down. We are a nation of law, we are a nation of order." Along with that, he referred to the impeachment as a "hoax" and a continuation of the "greatest witch hunt ever." The democrats desire to have the President impeached is "causing anger and pain" to many Americans, he claimed.
"Free speech is under assault like never before" the President said in his first public statement in regards to Twitter and Facebook banning them from their platforms. He also claimed that the 25th amendment is of "zero risk" to him, and that it will come back to "haunt" the Biden administration. He advised Biden to "be careful what you wish for."
The President also spoke about the pandemic and said that vaccines were being delivered to states now, and referred to it as a "medical miracle." He said his advisors told him it would take 7 years to create a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, but he insisted on getting one now, which did happen, in fact 2 were created, and he took full credit for the fast creation of a vaccines, which many Americans believes he deserves the credit.
The House is moving forward with plans to impeach the president if Vice President Mike Pence fails to invoke the 25th Amendment, which allows a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. House Democrats plan to bring a resolution to the floor Tuesday evening calling on Pence to take action, and will move forward on Wednesday with a vote on impeaching Mr. Trump if Pence declines.