Former US president says Capitol riot probe is aimed at preventing him from running for office again in 2024
Former US President Donald Trump has accused US Democrats of using the Capitol Riot investigation to distract Americans from the fact that their country is “to be destroyed” and prevent him from standing for election again in 2024.
Trump made the claim Monday in a 12-page statement, released in response to last week’s launch of public hearings by the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
Members of Congress are building a case that Trump, by publicly insisting the 2020 election was stolen from him — despite presidential aides repeatedly saying that was wrong — misled his supporters and prompted them to storm the Capitol building.
“Our nation is suffering. Our economy is in the gutter. Inflation is galloping. Gas prices have reached an all-time high. Ships are unable to unload cargo. Families cannot get the formula they need. We are an embarrassment to the whole world,” Trump wrote.
But instead of trying to solve these and other problems, the “Democratic Congress” organizes “a kangaroo court, hoping to distract the American people from the great pain they are going through”, said the former president.
Seventeen months after the events of January 6, the Democrats are unable to offer solutions. They are desperate to change the narrative of a failing nation…Make no mistake, they control the government. They own this disaster. They hope these hearings will somehow alter their failing outlook.
Trump repeated his assertion that Democrats “came to power through a rigged election, and the people of our country are both angry and sad.”
The January 6 probe is “simply an attempt to prevent a man who is leading in all the polls, against Republicans and Democrats by wide margins, from running for president again,” Trump wrote.
“The United States is being destroyed. The Democrats know I would fix all of this, and they are doing everything in their power to stop me,” he added.