Capitol Breach, Moment of Dishonour, Shame -Obama
Former President of the United States Barack Obama on Thursday described Wednesday’s breach at the Capitol Hill as a dishonouring and shameful.
Obama told Republicans in the Congress they either choose to be on the wrong side of history or choose America.
He said history will forever note the inciting of a mob by a sitting President.
In his first response to the mob that destroyed the Congress, Obama, said however it would be pretending to think these actions of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump were any surprising.
He said for two months, the Republicans and their allied media organizations have failed to accept the game is over, preferring not to tell the truth to its members while still thinking that any miracle could occur to truncate the mandate of the people.
He said they have forgotten to accept that Come January 20, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the next President of the US.
Read Full Statement Below:
History will rightly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we'd be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.
For two months now, a political party and it's accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth---that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Now we're seeing the consequences , whipped up into a violent crescendo.
Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy. They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps towards extinguishing the flames. They can choose America.
I've been heartened to see many members of the President's party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia who've refused to be intimated and have discharged their duties honorably. We need more leaders like these---- right now and in the days, weeks and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It's up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal.