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Kathimerini interview: Greek American members of Congress on raid on the US Capitol

Three members of the US Congress of Greek descent, who were at the US Capitol in one of the historic building's darkest moments, Democrats John Sarbanes and Dina Titus., and Republican Nicole Malliotakis, talk to Kathimerini about their ordeal, the political implications, and the day after.

Union chief tells Kathimerini never thought Capitol breach could occur

Speaking to Kathimerini after the halls of US Congress in Washington were stormed last Wednesday by a mob in the wake of a rally by US President Donald Trump, the US Capitol Police Officers' Union chairman, Gus Papathanasiou, said he "never thought the Capitol would be breached."

Shocking scenes in Washington, D.C.; Four dead PHOTO / VIDEO

Former U.S. President George W. Bush compared the scene at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to that of a banana republic: "This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic - not our democratic republic."
The protesters tried to prevent Congress from confirming Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election, said the chief of police in Washington.