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Washington, DC / Capitol Hill Riot / Trump / Resignation or Impeachment #1278835

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 2021
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The threat of impeaching President Trump if he does not resign after his role in the Capitol Hill riots featured; scenes shown of the storming of the capitol with a police officer being crushed by the mob; details given about the death of police officer Brian Sicknick@, calls for Trump to resign with Senator Lisa Mukrowski & a reply from Representative Kevin McCarthy quoted, an impeachment resolution. [TRUMP - says we will walk down to the Capitol: you cannot take back the country with weakness.] [President-elect Joe BIDEN - comments.] Trump tweet he won't attend the Inauguration & a statement from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about preventing Trump from launching a nuclear strike quoted. [Jan. 6, TRUMP - says he loves his supporters {at the Capitol.] [Later in video message, TRUMP - speaks against the violence & mayhem.] [On "Good Morning America", DC attorney general Karl RACINE@- says we will investigate the inciting of the violence.] Video shown of the Trump family before the riot shown. [Before the riots, Donald TRUMP, Jr. - says we are coming for you.] The lack of indication Trump has any regrets for his words & Twitter's permanent suspension of his account due to the risk of violence discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington Capitol: Pierre Thomas) The investigation of the Capitol rampage featured; scenes shown of the rioting, including Richard Barnett at Pelosi's desk, who was arrested along with Lonnie Coffman@, Derick Evans@ & others; details given about the death of Officer Sicknick. [RACINE - says the Capitol Hill police failed to make arrests.] Whether Trump could face charges of incitement discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Mary Bruce) The position of Biden on Trump reviewed. [BIDEN - says he is not fit to serve; calls the rioters "domestic terrorists"; adds that it is a good thing he will not show for the Inauguration.] Biden's view that Vice President Mike Pence will be welcome at the Inauguration discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Thomas, Pierre;
Bruce, Mary

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