What did Trump say in his statement today?

PRESIDENT Trump made a statement calling for "calm tempers" as the House of Representatives debated impeachment on January 13.

The impeachment proceedings come one week after a violent, pro-Trump mob breached the US Capitol.

What did Trump say in his statement?

President Trump issued a statement through White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

"In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said.

"That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for.

"I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You."

What is happening on Capitol Hill?

Trump was on the verge of being impeached for a second time as the House sped to a vote just a week after the President encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results.

A mob of his supporters would storm the Capitol, leaving five people dead, including a police officer.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to “search their souls” ahead of the historic afternoon vote.

Trump would be the first American president to be impeached twice.

Trump “must go,” Pelosi said.

"He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love.”

How much longer will President Trump be in office?

Trump will complete his term on January 20 after losing the election to Democrat Joe Biden.

Even if Trump is impeached, a Senate conviction likely would not happen until the president leaves office.

Biden's inauguration will take place outside the Capitol and will be held on the same risers in the same spot where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week.

The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event," which clears the way for communication, funding and preparation between multiple agencies.

Other such events are the State of the Union, the Super Bowl, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

At least 10,000 National Guard troops will be in place in the days before the inauguration.

Some measures will be obvious: officers in uniforms, checkpoints, metal detectors, fencing. Some won't.

Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said that officials have “comprehensive, coordinated plans” in place to ensure safety and security.

She said the grounds of the Capitol will be closed to the public. The inauguration is a ticketed event.

Biden has not expressed concern about his own security at the inauguration.

“I’m not afraid of taking the oath outside,” he told reporters.

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