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President Trump releases new video condemning Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (Fort Wayne's NBC) - President Donald Trump released a new video on Wednesday where he condemns the U.S. Capitol riots.

The White House released President Trump's new video on their social media.

"I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country, and no place in our movement. "Making America Great Again," has always been about defending the rule of law," Trump said.

The President goes on to say "mob violence goes against everything I believe in, and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence."

President Trump did not mention his impeachment in this taped message.

His remarks come after 10 House Republicans voted with Democrats in favor of a single impeachment article, which passed on Wednesday.

Fort Wayne's NBC News spoke with Republican Congressman Jim Banks about the impeachment.

Banks confirmed that he voted against the impeachment.

"We need to know more about how it (Capitol riots) happened, why it happened," Banks said. "Why security so weak at the Capitol that allowed it to happen. And find out who's responsible and to take action from there, but impeaching the President instead, is highly politicized and highly charged activity on the House floor that does nothing to unite America. It just divides America even further."

South Bend, Indiana native Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, also announced on Wednesday that she voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“In the wake of a divisive election and last week’s horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, Congress should be entirely focused on uniting the American people and strengthening our country. Impeaching the president with less than a week left in his term will not advance either of these goals," Walorski said.

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