President Donald Trump condemns Capitol riot

President Donald Trump has condemned supporters who rioted at the US Capitol and conceded to President-elect Joe Biden in a new video message.

But a short time later, Mr Trump's education secretary Betsy DeVos became the latest high-ranking official to quit her post over the attack.

Mr Trump spoke out against the violence seen in Washington DC on Wednesday, calling it a "heinous attack" that left him "outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem".

He also said now that Congress has certified the results, the "new administration will be inaugurated on January 20" and his "focus now turns to ensuring a smooth orderly and seamless transition of power".

Ms DeVos resigned after saying the president's rhetoric was the "inflection point" for the attack on the Capitol, with transportation secretary Elaine Chao and the US special envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney earlier stepping aside from their positions.

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US Capital police react after the casket with fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick, passed during a funeral procession in Washington, DC on January 10, 2021. - US Capitol Police officer Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress and passed from his injuries. Donald Trump faced fresh calls Sunday from some members of his own party to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol, as the threat builds for a historic second impeachment effort in his final 10 days in the White House. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: A campaign sign for U.S. President Donald Trump lies beneath water in the Capitol Reflecting Pool, on Capitol Hill on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed and desecrated the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
US Capital police stand at attention before the casket with fallen police officer, Brian Sicknick, passes during a funeral procession in Washington, DC on January 10, 2021. - US Capitol Police officer Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress and passed from his injuries. Donald Trump faced fresh calls Sunday from some members of his own party to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol, as the threat builds for a historic second impeachment effort in his final 10 days in the White House. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
OLYMPIA, WA - JANUARY 10: Conservative demonstrators gather at the Washington State Capitol on January 10, 2021 in Olympia, Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee authorized 750 Washington National Guard members on the eve of the 2021 legislative session, following recent breaches of the governor's mansion and the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump demonstrators. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
OLYMPIA, WA - JANUARY 10: Conservative demonstrators gather at the Washington State Capitol on January 10, 2021 in Olympia, Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee authorized 750 Washington National Guard members on the eve of the 2021 legislative session, following recent breaches of the governor's mansion and the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump demonstrators. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
OLYMPIA, WA - JANUARY 10: Washington National Guard members stand guard at the base of steps leading to the entrance of the Washington State Capitol inside a newly fenced perimeter on January 10, 2021 in Olympia, Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee authorized 750 Washington National Guard members on the eve of the 2021 legislative session, following recent breaches of the governor's mansion and the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump demonstrators. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Tamy Ingvaldson prays for peace outside the U.S. Capitol on January 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Ingvaldson, who is from Owatonna, Minnesota, said she attended the protest by Trump supporters at the Capitol but told participants, "Don't fight evil with evil," in regards to the violence. "That's not how Jesus operated," she said. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 7: A person protests President Donald Trump during an anti-fascist rally sponsored by refusefacism.org in front of South Station in Boston on Jan. 7, 2021. On Jan. 6, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election and Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks in a hallway at the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are considering an impeachment process of President Donald Trump after pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped the process the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral college win. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Patty Raine places roses in the fence near the U.S. Capitol Building two days after a pro-Trump mob broke into the building on January 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mrs. Raine said she was placing the roses in the fence to represent a gesture of peace among the American people. Democratic congressional leaders threatened to impeach President Donald Trump for encouraging the mob that stormed the Capitol Building. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 07: A small group of demonstrators protest near Trump Tower on January 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. They called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday as lawmakers met to count the Electoral College votes in the presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 07: National Guards are seen as The U.S Capitol building's surround was fenced after massive protest following Trump supporters entered the building in Washington D.C., United States on January 07, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 07: The U.S Capitol building's surround was fenced after massive protest as Trump supporters entered the building in Washington D.C., United States on January 07, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 07: The U.S Capitol building's surround was fenced after massive protest as Trump supporters entered the building in Washington D.C., United States on January 07, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Flags at the US Capitol fly at half-mast to honor US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, on January 8, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Sicknick died from injuries sustained during the storming of the Capitol by supporters of US President Donald Trump. Sicknick was reportedly struck in the head with a fire extinguisher on Wednesday while struggling with the rioters who swarmed through the halls of Congress. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 07: The U.S Capitol building's surround was fenced after massive protest as Trump supporters entered the building in Washington D.C., United States on January 07, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 07: People place flowers and candles for Ashli Babbit, an Air Force veteran who was shot and killed in the U.S Capitol building yesterday was honored by The U.S Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 07, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
National Guard soldiers provide security around the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 8, 2021. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Demonstrators hold a banner calling for impeachment of US President Donald Trump during a protest outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 7, 2021 a day after pro-Trump mob stormed and trashed the Capitol. - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls January 7 to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against Donald Trump outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 7, 2021 a day after pro-Trump mob stormed and trashed the Capitol. - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls January 7 to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the 25th Amendment to remove US President Donald Trump from office during a protest outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 7, 2021 a day after pro-Trump mob stormed and trashed the Capitol. - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls January 7 to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 07: A protest sign rests on the ground near a small group of demonstrators protesting near Trump Tower on January 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Protesters called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday as lawmakers met to count the Electoral College votes in the presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 07: A small group of demonstrators protests near Trump Tower on January 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. They called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday as lawmakers met to count the Electoral College votes in the presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 07: Police keep watch as a small group of demonstrators protest near Trump Tower on January 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Protesterdscalled for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday as lawmakers met to count the Electoral College votes in the presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 07: A small group of demonstrators protest near Trump Tower on January 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. They called for the removal of President Donald Trump from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday as lawmakers met to count the Electoral College votes in the presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany leaves the podium after making a statement in the James Brady Press Briefing Room on January 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. McEnany delivered remarks a day after armed protesters breached the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the vote to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
A view of the Capitol rotunda is seen a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Gary Phaneuf, Tony Naples and Melody Black share a moment together as they visit a memorial setup near the U.S. Capitol Building for Ashli Babbitt who was killed in the building after a pro-Trump mob broke in on January 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress finished tallying the Electoral College votes and Joe Biden was certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A traffic sign stands at one of the front gates to the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed and desecrated the building the day before as Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: National Guard members stand behind a construction crew as they assemble wire barricades surrounding the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed and desecrated the building the day before as Congress held a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Melody Black, from Minnesota, becomes emotional as she visits a memorial setup near the U.S. Capitol Building for Ashli Babbitt who was killed in the building after a pro-Trump mob broke in on January 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress finished tallying the Electoral College votes and Joe Biden was certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/07: A banner towed by a plane calls for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. A day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, members of the House Judiciary Committee have announced articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump, alleging he will remain a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution if he is allowed to remain in office for two more weeks. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi heads back to her office after calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing the Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Trump. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - January 7: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a news conference in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Donald Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing the Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Bidens victory over President Trump. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Deleware on January 7, 2021, to announce key nominees for the Justice Department. - US President-elect Joe Biden called the USCapitol protests one of 'darkest days' in US history. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A stack of today's edition of The Washington Times is left outside of an office in the U.S. Capitol building on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Donald Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing a Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Trump. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A worker walks while clearing damage a day after a pro-Trump mob broke into the US Capitol January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
A worker cleans broken glass from one of the entrances to the US Capitol after a pro-Trump mob broke into the building during protests the previous day January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: In this photo illustration, Newspaper front pages show yesterday's storming by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump of the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Politicians across the world have reacted with shock and dismay at the events in Washington, D.C., in which Trump supporters, egged on by Trump at a rally nearby earlier in the day, converged on the Capitol, broke into the building, challenged law enforcement officers and forced lawmakers, who were debating the electoral college count to certify the U.S. presidential victory of Joe Biden, to flee to safety. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stand after to reading the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress, after working through the night, at the Capitol on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress reconvened to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)
OLYMPIA, WA - JANUARY 10: Washington National Guard members leave a protected perimeter at the Washington State Capitol on January 10, 2021 in Olympia, Washington. Gov. Jay Inslee authorized 750 Washington National Guard members on the eve of the 2021 legislative session, following recent breaches of the governor's mansion and the U.S. Capitol building by pro-Trump demonstrators. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
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Mr Trump did not address his role in inciting the violence in his video. But he did tell his supporters that, while he knows they are "disappointed", he wanted them to know "our incredible journey is only just beginning".

It came hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Mr Trump should immediately be removed from office or Congress may proceed to impeach him.

Ms Pelosi joined those calling on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Mr Trump from office.

Members of Congress were forced into hiding, offices were ransacked, and the formal congressional count of Electoral College votes was halted for more than six hours during the attack

President-elect Mr Biden called the mob "domestic terrorists" and laid the blame for the violence squarely at Mr Trump's feet..

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