In denouncing chaotic scenes, Boris Johnson joins Labour, Lib Dems and SNP, but fails to note the position of Donald Trump.
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In condemning the violent scenes in Washington DC where supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, Boris Johnson has joined Labor, the Lib Dems and the SNP. While the crowd that broke through barricades to roam the building had previously been stirred up by a speech by Trump, in his brief remarks, Johnson made no mention of the US president or his position. “Disgraceful scenes in the US Congress,” tweeted the prime minister. “The United States stands for democracy around the world, and a peaceful and orderly transfer of power is now necessary. “The Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, said, “The United States is rightly very proud of its democracy, and these violent attempts to thwart the lawful and orderly transition of power can not be justified. “The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said, “In any democracy, The Labor Congresswoman said, “This is the legacy of a politics of hate that pits people against each other and threatens the foundations of democracy,” “We must stand firmly with the lawmakers who are under attack and the American people who have the right to choose their own destiny. “The invasion, but not the president, was denounced by Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit party and a key British ally of Trump, tweeting, “Storming Capitol Hill is wrong. Robert Buckland, the attorney general, also tweeted a nonspecific condemnation, saying, “Terrible scenes are wrong. Today’s Assembly. To our great friends in the U.S.: We have always respected your peaceful power transfers and the graceful recognition of political success and loss by candidates. It must never be permitted for those who aim to weaken this to prevail. The crowd’s incursion, stirred up by Trump’s insistence, without evidence that the November presidential election was marred by voter fraud, forced the Senate and House of Representatives into recess in the midst of controversy over Congressional confirmation of the election victory of Joe Biden. Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the SNP and Scottish Prime Minister, tweeted that the Capitol events were “completely apt.”
She wrote: “Solidarity with those on the side of democracy and the transfer of power peacefully and constitutionally.”
Shame on the instigators of this assault on democracy. Layla Moran, Lib Dem spokeswoman for international relations, said, “Layla Moran, Lib Dem foreign affairs spokeswoman, said, ”
The Liberal Democrats call on Boris Johnson to condemn the aggressive acts of the supporters of President Trump in the Capitol.
An assault on democracy anywhere is an attack on democracy anywhere.” Several Conservative congressmen also spoke out, including Jeremy Hunt, the former secretary of state whom Johnson defeated in the election for Conservative leader. “America is the world’s largest and most critical democracy, a shining light on the hill for equality,” he wrote in a tweet. “President Trump asked a crowd to. Tonight, he’s embarrassing American democracy & causing his buddies to fear politics, but America is not.