Trump denounces Capitol violence, as calls for his ouster grow

Outgoing US President Donald Trump said he was “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem” after a group of his supporters stormed the Capitol and forced a halt to a Congressional joint sitting. The statement came as calls for his ouster grew on Thursday and members of his administration quit in the wake of a tumultuous 24 hours in Washington that also saw lawmakers finally confirm incoming president Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump did not acknowledge his role in riling up his supporters with with baseless allegations of election fraud and encouraging them to march to the Capitol. H…

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