U.S. President-elect Joe Biden called the protesters who stormed the Capitol building terrorists.
“They should be treated as a group of thugs, insurgents, supporters of white supremacy, anti-Semites … They are thugs, bandits, and they are terrorists, domestic terrorists,” Biden said. He stressed that the rioters should be tried. However, the DOJ will decide what charges will be brought against them.
Earlier, Biden also commented on the connection of the pogrom at the Capitol with the current head of state Donald Trump. According to him, Trump is “deliberately encouraging thuggery,” and this has resulted in a significant damage to the U.S. reputation in the world.
On January 6, protesters of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and House of Representatives adjourned. The Capitol building in Washington was later cleared of protesters. As a result, five people were killed.
The next day, the U.S. Congress approved the election of Joe Biden to the presidency amid the riots.