US President Donald Trump said today, Sunday, that he will attend protests in Washington, DC, on January 6, coinciding with the approval of Congress on the Electoral College vote to announce the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump shared a video on Twitter encouraging his supporters to protest the November election results and said he would be there. The joint congressional vote counting session is routine and the last step is to confirm Biden’s victory.
I will be there. Historic day! https://t.co/k6LStsWpfy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
Trump still refuses to concede the race and continues to make unsubstantiated allegations of vote fraud, which have been consistently rejected by state and federal courts as well as the Department of Justice.
A group of incumbent and elected Republican senators are pressing to delay adopting Biden’s victory on Wednesday, an effort unlikely to alter the electoral tally of Biden’s 306 won against Trump’s 232.
Protesters plan to gather at the Washington Monument, Freedom Plaza, and the Capitol Building. It vowed to “The Proud Boys”, a group which is a right – wing extremist group that promoted violence, to appear in stealth mode, according to the network , “CNBC.”
The capital of the United States has become the scene of violent protests over the past few months. Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in November to protest the presidential election results in the capital.
Protesters also clashed during rallies in Washington state and Washington, D.C. in December over election results, racism and epidemic restrictions. At least 4 people were stabbed in the capital after a pro-Trump rally.