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CBS News 8 Jan 2021

Biden on Trump's "encouragement" of Capitol riot, and his plans for inauguration

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President-elect Joe Biden said it will be up to the Justice Department to prosecute the "thugs" and "domestic terrorists" who stormed the Capitol earlier this week, and he slammed the "active encouragement" they got from President Trump. He also said he agrees with Mr. Trump's decision to skip his upcoming inauguration. Watch his remarks.


On today's What America's Thinking, new Hill-HarrisX data shows 59 percent of voters disapprove of President Trump's handling of Wednesday's events and 61 percent believe he should do more to stop the violence. Chris Jackson, Senior Vice President of Ipsos, and Dr. Rashawn Ray, Fellow at the Brookings Institution join Hill TV to discuss public opinion on the Capitol Riots.

This survey was conducted online within the United States from January 6-7 among 964 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.16 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, education, ideology, area type, and vote choice where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, serving as the lead impeachment manager in the House of Representatives, condemned the Capitol riot and called for President Trump to be removed from office.
Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel, weighs in on President Trump's last-minute pardons before he leaves office. Weissmann said Trump, "has no respect for his own constitutional powers and the history of the presidency." Aired on 01/19/2021.
In a recent interview with 60 Minutes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed the possibility of President Trump moving to pardon himself in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol. CBS News White House Correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN with more.

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