The editorial board of the New York Post criticized the former president donald trump in a Friday editorial that called him “unworthy” of holding office again after his “damning” silence around the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill.
“While his supporters stormed the Capitol, calling for his vice president to be hanged, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching TV, doing nothing.” editorial begins. “For three hours, seven minutes.”
The editorial from the right-wing tabloid, controlled by longtime Trump supporter Rupert Murdoch, follows the January 6 House select committee. investigation into Trump’s inactionthat on Thursday exposed Trump’s unwillingness to call off the violence.
“Trump only wanted one thing during that infamous afternoon: to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to decertify Joe Biden’s election,” the editorial board said. “He thought the violence of his loyal supporters would either make Pence snap or delay the vote altogether.”
Last month, the editorial board of the newspaper He called Trump a “prisoner of his own ego” for his inability to admit that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen from him. The board added that the Republican Party should leave Trump behind.
Thursday’s editorial was even more direct.
“It is up to the Department of Justice to decide if this is a crime,” he concluded. “But as a matter of principle, as a matter of characterTrump has proven himself unworthy to be the chief executive of this country again.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.