US Capitol: Joe Biden condemns Donald Trump and the “gangs” who stormed the building – “don’t dare call them the protesters” | US News
The US President-elect condemned Donald Trump’s behavior and described those who stormed the US Capitol as “local terrorists.”
Joe Biden said Wednesday Amazing sights It was an “assault on our freedom.”
Of the protesters, he said: “Don’t you dare call them the protesters – they were a riot and rebel mob.”
Turning his attention to Donald Trump, he said that the president had “launched an all-out assault on our democratic institutions – and yesterday was the culmination,” adding that US presidents are not above the law.
Biden, who will be inaugurated on January 20, said it was one of the darkest days in US history, and the result of Trump’s “relentless attack on democracy.”
The president-elect said that protesters would be treated differently if they had gathered on the Capitol.
Speaking shortly afterwards, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Donald Trump “incited an armed rebellion against America.”
Pelosi said that he called for “an act of sedition” and was “fatal” to Americans and American democracy, as he committed “an unspeakable attack on our nation and our people.”
The scenes she witnessed on Wednesday, which she described as “joyful profanation,” “are horrors that will forever pollute the history of our nation, at the instigation of the President of the United States.”
Pelosi described those who made their way to the US Capitol building as “terrorists”. Four people were killed in the chaos, including a longtime US Air Force soldier Ashley Babbitt.
Pictures showed security forces with their rifles drawn inside the room, and politicians jostling to take gas masks from under their seats as they were ordered to go down on the ground for their safety.
“We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump sits in the White House,” she said.
While praising the officers who “acted with courage and such concern,” she said there had been “a failure of the Capitol Police leadership.”
One of the demonstrators entered her office and raised his feet on her desk. Other members ’offices were looted, and threatening messages left.
Pelosi called for Mr Trump to be removed from office immediately, and said Democrats were pushing for his removal.
The veteran Democratic politician said she was expecting a quick decision from Vice President Mike Pence on whether to summon Amendment Twenty-Fifth In an attempt to remove Mr. Trump from office.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer echoed her sentiments.
Section IV of the amendment – never invoked – defines what happens if the president becomes unable to perform his duties but does not transfer power.
It states that the vice president and a majority of cabinet members must declare the president unfit to lead.
Earlier, Donald Trump said there would be an “orderly transition” after the US Congress confirmed Joe Biden had won the presidential election.
The outgoing president said: “Although I completely disagree with the election result, and the facts confirm this, there will be an orderly transition on January 20.”
The statement was posted on Twitter by Vice President of Trump’s office, Dan Scavino, after the president shut down his social media accounts.
Boris Johnson said it was “absolutely wrong” for Trump to “encourage people to storm the Capitol” and question the outcome of last year’s presidential election.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said Thursday: “All my life, America has championed some very important things – the idea of freedom and the idea of democracy.
“As you suggest, the more (President Trump) encouraged people to storm the Capitol and the more the president consistently questioned the outcome of a free and fair election, I think that was totally wrong.”
The riots were preceded by a rally in which Mr. Trump told thousands of supporters, including members of far-right groups: “All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by daring Radical Democrats.
“We will never give up. We will never give up. It will never happen. You never give up when there is theft. Our country has had enough. We will not tolerate it anymore.”
While many prominent Republicans are now distancing themselves from Donald Trump, others are He is still touting his distorted claims Election fraud.