Trump cancels press conference for Jan.6, Biden to speak on Capitol Hill
Former US President Donald Trump canceled a press conference scheduled for January 6 in Florida, on the first anniversary of the assault on the Capitol by a group of his supporters.
Trump said in a statement released Tuesday that he will address his grievances instead during a rally scheduled for mid-month in Arizona.
It was presumed that Trump would use the press conference to lash out at the House committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, when a crowd stormed the Capitol to disrupt the Senate’s confirmation of the election results of November 2020 that gave the victory to Joe Biden.
The former president falsely insists that the election was “stolen” from him and that the “real” insurrection occurred on November 3, 2020, the day of the elections.
Election officials at the state and federal levels, as well as Trump’s own attorney general and various judges, have repeatedly said that the elections were fair and that there is no credible evidence of large-scale fraud.
“In the face of utter prejudice and dishonesty from the Unselected Commission of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the fake news press, I will cancel the Jan. 6 press conference in Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead discuss many these important issues at my rally on Saturday, January 15, in Arizona, ”Trump wrote.
The event in Florida would have been Trump’s second press conference since he left the presidency. Although he has been banned from Twitter and other social media platforms, Trump has appeared regularly in conservative media outlets, in addition to various rallies and events.
President Joe Biden will speak Thursday about the historic significance of the assault on the Capitol, the White House reported.
The event will take place in the Statues Hall of the Congress headquarters and Vice President Kamala Harris will also be present.
[Con información de AP]
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