The riots in Washington that disrupted the meeting of the US Congress are a national tragedy. This was announced by former US President Jimmy Carter, the Carter Center reported on Twitter.
“This is a national tragedy, and this is not who we are as a nation,” he said.
The politician asked the Americans to unite and calmly resolve their differences. Carter recalled that previously it was possible to transfer power in the United States peacefully for more than two centuries.
The US presidential election was held on November 3. The Electoral College backed the results on December 15, naming Democratic candidate Joe Biden as the winner. Congress was supposed to approve the results on January 6. This was thwarted by supporters of President Donald Trump, who lost the vote, who gathered outside the Congress building and burst inside. The police could only drive them out by force. At the time of publication of the material, the congress meeting was resumed.
Trump refuses to admit defeat. He believes the results have been tampered with, and his team has repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to challenge the vote in individual states.
Biden called what is happening in Washington a mutiny. “I am shocked and saddened that our nation, which has long been a beacon of light and hope for democracy, has come to such a gloomy moment,” he said.
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