梅拉尼娅·特朗普(Melania Trump)对国会大厦的袭击事件“感到失望和沮丧”: ‘国家必须以文明的方式治愈’

梅拉尼娅·特朗普(Melania Trump)对国会大厦的袭击事件“感到失望和沮丧”: ‘Nation must heal in a civil manner'

After nearly a week of silence on the riots, 梅拉尼娅·特朗普(Melania Trump) on Monday condemned a group of her husband’s supporters who stormed the United States Capitol building last Wednesday, saying she wasdisappointed and disheartenedby the violence.

I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week,” she said in a 600-word statement released by the White House early Monday morning, 加: “Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.

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The deadly riots unfolded on Wednesday after a rally to support President Trumpduring which he repeatedly said the election was stolen and urged his followersto fight.After the speech, the crowd descended into a mob that stormed the Capitol during the certification of the 选举团 投票. The crowd ransacked the building and forced staff, reporters and lawmakers, including Vice President Mike Pence, to shelter in place in both the House and Senate.

Five, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, 死了. Another police officer involved in the Capitol’s defense died while off duty in the days following the attack, 官员说.

I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time,” the first lady said.

House Democrats plan to push ahead with a second impeachment this week if Pence won’t invoke the 25th Amendment, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, 共和党人, has said a trial in the upper chamber would not begin before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20. Several Republican lawmakers have indicated they support Trump’s immediate departure, with Sen. 帕特·图密 — once a staunch supporter of the presidentsaying his resignationas soon as possiblewould be best for the country.

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The first lady has largely stayed quiet on Trump’s unfounded claims about election fraud, but has echoed his statements on ensuring that every legal vote be counted, and has not publicly acknowledged Biden’s victory.

But in her statement, she said ithas been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your first lady.

I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit,” 她说. “I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.

Melania Trump also criticized thesalacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda,” seemingly referring to a CNN report that cited a source saying she had been overseeing a photoshoot during the riots.

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This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens,” 她说. “It should not be used for personal gain.

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