Several members of Donald Trump’s Republican party say they will vote to impeach the president over his role in last week’s storming of Congress.

The third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney, said Mr Trump “lit the flame” of the attack that resulted in five deaths.

In his first public appearance since the riot, the president took no responsibility for the violence.

Democrats accuse Mr Trump of encouraging his supporters to storm the Capitol building at a speech before the riot, and are expected to push for a vote to impeach Mr Trump, to formally charge him with “inciting insurrection”.