LONDON: British residence secretary Priti Patel on Thursday condemned the “terrible” scenes of riots on the Capitol Hill in Washington DC and blamed US President Donald Trump for the violence that resulted in four deaths in clashes concerning protesters and American law enforcement.
The senior cabinet minister explained to the BBC that it was the outgoing President’s text that fuelled the violence and accused Trump of performing almost nothing “de-escalate that”.
“His comments directly led to the violence, and so significantly he has failed to condemn that violence and that is completely improper,” claimed Patel.
“He fundamentally has built a variety of opinions yesterday that served to gas that violence and he did not actually do everything to de-escalate that by any means what we’ve observed is absolutely unacceptable,” she mentioned.
Hundreds of professional-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday – in which lawmakers were meeting to ensure Biden’s election victory – and staged an profession of the constructing in Washington DC just after he built quite a few statements of electoral fraud. The two chambers of Congress were being pressured into recess, as protesters clashed with law enforcement and tear gas was launched.
On Thursday, a White House spokesperson issued a Twitter statement to say there will be an “orderly changeover” to Democrat President-elect Joe Biden, whose November 2020 election victory has due to the fact been by US lawmakers.
“Disgraceful scenes in US Congress. The United States stands for democracy close to the world and it is now vital that there must be a peaceful and orderly transfer of ability,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson reported in a Twitter statement.
United kingdom overseas secretary Dominic Raab said there was “no justification for these violent tries to frustrate the lawful and appropriate transition of energy”.
The condemnation of the scenes in the US money was cross-occasion in the British isles, with Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer stating it was a “direct assault on democracy”, even though Scottish very first minister Nicola Sturgeon referred to as the activities “totally horrifying”.
A mate of President Trump and chief of the Brexit Party which has now reworked to Reform Uk, Nigel Farage, also tweeted: “Storming Capitol Hill is incorrect. The protesters need to leave.”