By Chris King • 07 January 2021 • 2:50
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BARACK OBAMA Makes An Official Statement On The US Capitol Riots that took place earlier on Wednesday
Former President, Barack Obama released an official statement about the riots that took place at the US capitol building on Wednesday afternoon, and it was tweeted by ABC News and reads as follows:
“History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.
For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth – that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Their fantasy narrative has spiralled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.
Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy. They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America.
I’ve been heartened to see so many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of the Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia, who’ve refused to be intimidated and have discharged their duties honourably. We need more leaders like these – right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It’s up to all us Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal”.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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