WILMINGTON, DE and WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWNY) - President-elect Joe Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.”
Biden also demanded President Donald Trump to immediately make a televised address calling on his supporters to cease the violence that he described as an “unprecedented assault’ as pro-Trump protestors violently occupy U.S. Capitol.
Biden’s condemnation came after violent protesters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, forcing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm the president-elect’s victory in the November election.
Biden addressed the violent protests as authorities struggled to take control of a chaotic situation at the Capitol that led to the evacuation of lawmakers.
Minutes after Biden’s address, President Trump released a video on Twitter in which he said, “You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order.” He also kept up false attacks about the presidential election.
He told protestors he understands “your pain” over “an election that was stolen from us.”
There has been no evidence of widespread fraud during the presidential election.