Updated ET, Sat ,
The House will vote on a resolution on Tuesday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to wrest the powers of the office from President Trump. If Mr. Pence fails to act, an impeachment vote is expected Wednesday.
President Trump on Tuesday, in his first public appearance since last week’s Capitol riot, said he wants "no violence."
Departing the White House, Trump stopped and made brief remarks to reporters. He also referenced the new impeachment effort against him in Congress.
"We want no violence, and on the impeachment, it is a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics," Trump said, calling it "ridiculous" and saying it is "causing tremendous anger."
President Trump called the effort by House Democrats to impeach him for a second time a “witch hunt” and offered no regrets for inciting the mob attack on the Capitol last week as he emerged from seclusion Tuesday to travel to Alamo, Tex. Trump plans to tour a section of border wall constructed during his tenure, his first public event since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.
The House could vote on impeachment as soon as Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden plans to meet with transition advisers Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., as he prepares to enter the White House next week.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the House of Representatives’ latest impeachment push is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
Trump made the remarks as he departed the White House for a border wall ceremony in Alamo, Texas. The president called the idea “absolutely ridiculous” and added that he thinks “it’s causing tremendous anger.”