Michelle Obama besin oor die inbreuk op die Amerikaanse Capitol: 'I hurt for our country'

Die voormalige presidentsvrou Michelle Obama het Donderdag gesê, “Ek het seer vir ons land” in a statement reflecting on Wednesday’s US Capitol breach that left four dead and engulfed the nation’s capital in chaos.

All I know is that now is a time for true patriotism. Now is the time for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported—and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob,” Obama said.
Wednesday’s episode, sy het gese, “left me with so many questionsquestions about the future, questions about security, ekstremisme, propaganda, en meer. But there’s one question I just can’t shake: What if these rioters had looked like the folks who go to Ebenezer Baptist Church every Sunday? What would have been different?”
I think we all know the answer,” Obama wrote.
    Shortly after 1 nm. ET Wednesday, hundreds of pro-Trump rioters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officerstraitorsfor doing their jobs. Oor 90 minute later, polisie gesê, demonstrators got into the building and the doors to the House and Senate were being locked. Kort daarna, the House floor was evacuated by police.
    Only after pleading from aides and congressional allies inside the besieged Capitol did President Donald Trump release a video urging the rioters to “gaan huis toe,” while still fanning their baseless grievances about a stolen election.
    In die video, he also praised the crowd, who had broken into the Capitol using force, stolen items from its rooms and posed for photographs in the legislative chambers. “Ons is lief vir jou,” Trump gesê. “You’re very special.
    As gevolg daarvan, Facebook and Twitter took the extraordinary step of locking Trump’s accounts on their platformssomething Obama maintained should be permanent.
    Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior—and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection,” sy het gese.
    And if we have any hope of improving this nation, now is the time for swift and serious consequences for the failure of leadership that led to yesterday’s shame.
      Obama concluded her statement by positing thatthe work of putting America back together” sal wees “an uncomfortable, sometimes painful process.
      But if we enter into it with an honest and unwavering love of our country, then maybe we can finally start to heal.

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