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.