WILMINGTON, Del. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, published an op-ed in the New York Times following Wednesday’s riot in the U.S. Capitol building. In the op-ed, Senator Coons emphasizes the urgency of repairing and strengthening our democratic system – calling on President Trump to leave office and urging the president’s supporters in Congress to declare that Joe Biden is the duly elected president following a free and fair election.
New York Times: The World Is Watching. We Need to Hold Trump Accountable.
By Chris Coons
Jan. 6 was a dark day for American democracy. For only the second time in our republic’s history, our United States Capitol was ransacked, except this time it wasn’t by British troops. It was by a riotous mob of thugs, incited by our president, trying to stop the certification of the results of the presidential election.
As I sheltered with my Senate colleagues, my initial thoughts were of the safety of my staff, how to reach my family and how my colleagues were faring. Once we were able to get a television set up and see the dreadful images of the sacking of the Capitol, I was struck by what the rest of the world was seeing as well.
The full op-ed is available here.