AG Cameron says he won’t call on President Trump to resign following Capitol Hill riots

AG Cameron says he won’t call on President Trump to resign following Capitol Hill riots

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron does not have plans to call on President Trump to resign from office following last Wednesday’s riots on Capitol Hill, he told reporters during a press conference Monday.

“I think what you heard during that rally directed people to go to the Capitol, but again you don’t know when you make comments what is ultimately going to occur once those folks got to the Capitol,” Cameron said. “I’m sure that the President has said in remarks after that he didn’t want to see violence.”

Cameron condemned the actions of last week’s violent mob and called the events “a direct attack on our democracy.”

He urged elected leaders to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

“On January 20th, at 12 p.m., we’re going to have a new president, and I’m ready to work with whoever he ultimately appoints as the U.S. Attorney here in the Western District and in the Eastern District to do the people’s business,” Cameron said.

Both the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky announced their resignations Monday.

Cameron, a supporter of President Trump, told reporters he will not call for the President’s resignation, citing he has a little more than a week left in office.

He promised to put his political differences aside and work with whoever the new administration appoints.

Despite this, the House of Representatives is set to debate Wednesday on impeachment of President Trump, who would be facing a single charge of “incitement of insurrection,” following the riot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

Kentucky’s Attorney General told reporters he was not aware of any Kentuckian involved in the riots on Capitol Hill.

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