He urged the president to “fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege.”
“It’s not a protest – it’s insurrection,” he said in remarks from Delaware on Wednesday, “The world’s watching. I am genuinely shocked and sad that our nation, so long the beacon of light and hope for democracy, has come to such a dark moment.”
As a joint session of Congress convened to formally count electoral college votes from the 2020 presidential election, the president’s supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the results.
Moments after the president-elect’s remarks, Trump posted a pre-taped message to his social media, falsely insisting that the election was “stolen” from his supporters and that he won “in a landslide” before telling rioters to “go home now.”
“We have to have peace, we have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order,” he said. “This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people.” Read from source….