Maltese-Americans politician have spoken out after a violent riots attempt by pro-Trump rioters at Capitol Hill resulted in four people dead.
Most notably, Darrin Camilleri, who is a Michigan House of Representative, called it “one of the darkest days of our nation’s history” on Twitter.
This is one of the dark days of our nation’s history.
A group of fascists and domestic terrorists stormed our nation’s capitol to attempt to overturn the will of the American people in our Presidential Election.
I’m infuriated, sad, and scared, but not at all surprised.
— Darrin Camilleri (@darrincamilleri) January 6, 2021
Maltese-American, and newly-elected Transport Secretary, Pete Buttigieg also took to Twitter to condemn the actions of rioters.
Words have consequences, especially the words of a president and his allies. Today those consequences include violent rioters attacking our Capitol to overthrow the American democratic process. This must end, and democracy must prevail.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 6, 2021
Four people have died after pro-Trump rioters stormed Capitol Hill yesterday.
The world watched in shock as supporters of President Trump breached Capitol Hill where lawmakers met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Amidst the chaos, which included armed standoffs with police, a woman was shot and later died as a result of her wound.
She was later identified as 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, a staunch supporter of President Trump and an Air Force veteran.
Moreover, according to Washington D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee, three more people died in “medical emergencies”.
“Any loss of life in the District is tragic and our thoughts are with anyone impacted by their loss,” Contee said at a news conference Wednesday night.
Police officials also seized two pipe bombs outside the Democratic National Committee and outside the Republican National Committee. The devices were rendered safe by the FBI but investigations are ongoing.
The attempted coup brought a sudden halt to the Congressional hearing with lawmakers having to be evacuated out of the building.
It was incited in part by President Trump urging his supporters to fight against the counting of the electoral votes at a rally held in D.C. just hours earlier.
Since the, President Trump’s Twitter has been suspended and could face a permanent ban for “repeated and severe violations of our civic integrity policy” following yesterday’s violent riots.
As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021
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