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打破沉默!特朗普夫人谴责国会暴乱:感到失望和沮丧

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2021-1-14 02:25| 查看数: 70| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA news. Via remote, I'm Liz Parker.

The opposition Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives moved to impeach President Donald Trump Monday though he is in his final days in office. The House Democrats accuse him of inciting an insurrection after last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Dozens of Trump supporters have been arrested after the attack. Five people died in the mayhem, including a police officer whose death is being investigated as a homicide.

The House majority leader says the House could vote Wednesday on the impeachment resolution.

The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security announced he is stepping down after last week's events the Capitol. AP correspondent Mike Gracia reports.

The British government launched an ambitious coronavirus vaccination plan on Monday. The goal is to have 15 million citizens inoculated by the middle of next month.

In a statement, the health department said the plan is to have 2,700 vaccination sites around the country, with one located within 16 kilometers of every person in Britain by the end of January. Health officials say rural areas will be served by mobile vaccination units.

This is VOA news.

The U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner Biontech announced at a conference plans to boost production of its COVID-19 vaccine by 50 percent this year to meet global demand.

The company said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year. That means a total of six facilities will be producing the vaccine - three in Germany and three operated by Pfizer in the U.S.

The U.S. National Park Service operating out of Washington D.C. announced it will close the Washington Monument from January 11 until after inauguration. The NPS citing threats of violence.

It said in a statement that groups involved in the January 6 violence continue to threaten to disrupt the presidential inauguration.

Video from the Capitol violence shows the rioters outnumbering Capitol Police officers and in some cases attacking them.

The police department has been strongly criticized in recent days for it appears to be a lack of preparedness for the protests that were highly ???.

Outgoing U.S. Capitol [chief] Police Chief Steven Sund told The Washington Post that security officials in the House of Representatives and the Senate denies his request to ask the National Guard to be ready to help ahead of the attack.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump broke her silence about the attack on Monday, saying she was "disappointed and disheartened" by the storming of the U.S. Capitol. She also said it was "shameful" that she was the subject of what she characterized as "salacious gossip" and "personal attacks."

Via remote, I'm Liz Parker, VOA news.

insurrection

[ˌɪnsəˈrekʃn]

n.起义;暴动;叛乱

pharmaceutical

[ˌfɑːməˈsuːtɪkl]

adj.制药的;配药的;卖药的

salacious

[səˈleɪʃəs]

adj.淫秽的;色情的


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