An Assault on American Democracy Shall Not Stand

Dateline Washington DC, January 6, 2021. 4 dead, 52 arrested, 14 police officers injured after pro-Trump rioters breach US Capitol.

The American Congress affirmed the presidential win of President Elect Joe Biden, despite the final maniacal effort of the crazed loser to sic his civilian militia on the Capitol.

If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.

Donald Trump, orating to his protesters midday

Let’s have trial by combat.

Rudy Giuliani, to those same protesters.

At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault, an assault on the citadel of liberty, the Capital itself.

President Elect Joe Biden

Today is a reminder, a painful one, that democracy is fragile. To preserve it requires people of good will, leaders with the courage to stand up, who are devoted not to pursuit of power and personal interest at any cost, but to the common good.

Americans are going to stand up now. Enough is enough is enough.

President Elect Joe Biden

The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy and the recovery of respect for the rule of law, and the renewal of a politics that’s about solving problems — not stoking the flames of hate and chaos.

President Elect Joe Biden

You should look upon what happened this day and be ashamed. You suborned the outrageous fiction that November’s vote unseating Trump was in any way irregular. The blood running down the faces of police officers is on your hands just as it is on Trump’s.

The Editors, The Palm Beach Post, addressing Florida congressmen who supported Trump’s assertions that the election was rigged

What happened in Washington D.C. is not American – definitely. We believe in the strength of our democracies. We believe in the strength of American democracy.

French president Emmanuel Macron

Today may be a dark day for our democracy, but there is hope and change coming.

Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser, who is extending the public emergency curfew through Inauguration Day

Democracy has prevailed. We inaugurate an honorable and ethical public servant, Joe Biden, as our next president on January 20.

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