Rowley on riot at US Capitol: A day never to forget

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. -
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. -

THE Prime Minister said Wednesday was a day to never forget as he commented on scenes in Washington, DC, where rioters sympathetic to President Donald Trump invaded the US Capitol, halting the process of validation of the presidential election.

The election of Joe Biden prompted allegations of electoral fraud by irate Trump supporters, who converged in Washington, despite Republican lawsuits having proved fruitless and Vice President Mike Pence rejecting Trump’s call to overturn Biden’s win.

Legislators were in the process of counting the electoral college votes but had to be evacuated away from the violent mob.

Dr Rowley contrasted the chaos in Washington with the Venezuelan elections, in a text to Newsday.

“Similar scenes in Venezuela resulted in sanctions by foreign nations against those who claimed victory,” Rowley wrote. “Is it that those same people will now resort to sanctions against this country (US) since the losers of elections decide to defy the authorities and call people into the street to put into office a person who feels he is entitled to the office and is being denied by fraud?

“This is a day we would never be able to forget even as it was coming for some time.”

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