US President-elect Joe Biden has denounced the violence at the Capitol after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building, calling the violent protests an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings.
Biden also demanded President Donald Trump to immediately make a televised address calling on his supporters to cease the violence.
“At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault, unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Democratic president-elect lamented the “assault on the rule of law” in Washington, a “citadel of liberty”.
“The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America, do not represent who we are,” Biden said. “What we’re seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness.”
Biden said the violence at the Capitol “borders on sedition” and “must end now”.
“I call on President Trump to go on national television now, to fulfill his oath and defend the constitution and demand an end to this siege,” Biden said. “It’s not a protest; it’s insurrection. The world is watching.”