Biden condemns riots at Capitol, calls on Trump to demand end to siege

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the recent massive cyber attack against the U.S. and also other Biden administration goals in Wilmington, Delaware, December 22, 2020.Leah Millis | ReutersThis is breaking news. Please check back for updates.President-elect Joe Biden offered a scathing rebuke of the hundreds of pro-Trump rioters who continued to storm the U.S. Capitol Complex and disrupted the official declaration of the 2020 election results earlier on Wednesday. Biden, who will become the U.S. president on Jan. 20, castigated the rioters and called upon law enforcement to quell violence in Washington.”At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault, unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times,” the president-elect said from Wilmington, Delaware.”Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America, do not represent who we are,” he added.Biden did not spare President Donald Trump. The president-elect implored Trump to make a public and vocal announcement and demand the rioters leave the Capitol immediately.

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