In President Donald Trump's first tweet since his Twitter account was suspended following the riot which breached the Capitol building, President Trump acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden's administration for the first time, without naming Biden as his successor as President of the United States.
"We must get on with the business of America," Trump said.
While stating the need for a reform of election of laws "to verify the identity and eligibility of all eligible voters," Trump said that rather than continuing to challenge the result of the 2020 election, he will refocus his efforts to ensuring a "smooth, orderly, and seamless" transition of power to a new administration.
Trump condemned the insurrection on Capitol Hill, though he did not recognize the rioters as his supporters.
"Like all Americans I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem...the demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy," Trump said.
"To those who broke the law, you will pay," Trump said.
This comes after President Trump was suspended for 12 hours from Twitter, with the looming threat that one more violation of Twitter's rules could end with a permanent suspension and the President's Facebook, Instagram and Twitch accounts are suspended until Jan. 20, while his Snapchat account was indefinitely suspended.
Starting late Wednesday, calls from Democrats such as Rep. Ilhan Omar and Congresswoman Dina Titus started to circulate, and both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and incoming majority Senate leader Chuck Schumer called for the use of the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from his office.
Earlier Thursday, Jim Cramer told TheStreet's Katherine Ross that there would not be a peaceful election until President Trump conceded.
Katherine Ross contributed reporting to this article.