Presidents of the United States

Russian Media: US Democracy Limping on Both Feet

Russian officials on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol as evidence of America's decline, with one saying it showed US democracy was "limping on both feet".

After the stunning events in Washington, many in Moscow said the United States was no longer in any position to lecture other countries on freedom and democracy.

President says Capitol Hill violence was a ‘dark moment in American history'

The attack on the Capitol building by supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump was a "dark moment in American history, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday.

"Respect for the rules is the essence of democracy. Yesterday's violence is a dark moment in American history and those who instigated it bear great responsibility," she said in a tweet.

We are under unprecedented assault VIDEO

"At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we've seen in modern times," Biden said, adding that what unfolded was, "an assault on the rule of law like few times we have ever seen it."
"I call on this mob to pull back and allow democracy to go forward," Biden said. "At their best the words of a president can inspire, at their worst they can incite."

Trump: Stay peaceful

CNN reports that President Trump took to his Twitter account one hour after the escalation of the protests of his supporters and the incursion into the Congress.
"Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!", the incumbent US President said.

Trump has crossed every line

The United States is going through an unprecedented crisis. In Greece, even during the worst days of the crisis, no one ever stormed the Parliament. Today, Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. This was the result of the President's irresponsible, extreme and violent populism. And the complicity of the Republican establishment that let things reach this point.

US Congress formally certifies Joe Biden's election win

U.S. lawmakers on Jan. 7 formally certified Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election - clearing the way for his inauguration on January 20.    

Republican Vice President Mike Pence certified the Electoral College count of 306 electors in favor of the Democrat against 232 in favor of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump.