Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolfe said he was “begging” President Donald Trump and senior officials to condemn yesterday’s violence in Washington.
“What happened yesterday is tragic and disgusting. While I have consistently condemned political violence on both sides, particularly violence directed at members of law enforcement, we are now seeing some supporters of the president using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable. These actions are unconscionable, and I implore the president and all elected officials to condemn yesterday’s violence in harsh terms,” Wolfe said in a statement he posted on Twitter.
On Wednesday, supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump who had gathered in Washington for a demonstration in his support stormed the congress building, disrupting the session that was to approve the results of the last election. Law enforcement officers used tear gas and stun grenades. According to the Washington police, four people died during the protests.
Democrat Joe Biden is considered to be the president-elect as a result of the last election, but Trump does not concede defeat.