World leaders condemn Trump’s mob attack on Congress building
Published: 11:55 AM, 7 January 2021
World leaders have condemned an unprecedented attack on supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington. They reacted by being surprised and stunned by the incident.
According to the BBC, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson called the incident a “shameful scene”. He also called for a “peaceful and orderly transfer of power”.
“Trump and his supporters must ultimately accept the decisions of American voters and not trample on democracy,” said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
In a statement, former US President George W. Bush said, “This is a very sick and heartbreaking scene. In a politically unstable country, the outcome of elections is disputed through such incidents, it has no place in our democratic republic.”
In a statement, former US President Barack Obama said, “History will rightly remember this attack on the Capitol. This is a moment of great disgrace and shame for this nation.”
“Canadians are outraged by this blow to democracy,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández has expressed support for Joe Biden and condemned the violence.
Colombian President Iván Duque has called on members of Congress to renounce violence.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has condemned the move to “disrupt the democratic process.”