Trump reaction – live: Ex-president appears at rally as Pelosi approves 9/11-style commission into riot

Joe Sommerlad and Graeme MassieMon, 15 February 2021, 8:33 pm

 (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Donald Trump drove by an impromptu President’s Day rally of his supporters in Palm Beach, Florida.

The ex-president had kept a low profile since his Saturday acquittal at the end of his historic second impeachment trial.

Earlier Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar said that Mr Trump’s political career was over, despite his acquittal in the Senate after being impeached by the House of Representatives for inciting the Capitol riot.

“He violated his oath of office in what Liz Cheney called the greatest betrayal of a president’s oath of office in history,” she argued on Fox News. “And those memories and those police officers’ screams will be forever etched in the memory of Americans.”

Mr Trump’s successor as US president, Joe Biden, has meanwhile called for “common sense gun law reforms” on the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which saw 17 people shot dead and 17 more injured, giving rise to the March for our Lives movement. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now,” he said in a statement.