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Barack Obama, George W. Bush, & Bill Clinton Issue Statements About Violence At Capitol

SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS - Keisha Wray

A day that will go down in United States history had its former Presidents of the United States not pleased at the country they formerly ran due to the pro-Trump supporters attack on America’s capital.

Each of the remaining living former United States Presidents has issued statements regarding President Donald Trump’s supporters rioting inside of the Capitol.

Bush said, “I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions, and our law enforcement. The violent assault on the Capitol — and disruption of a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of Congress — was undertaken by people whose passions have been inflamed by falsehoods and false hopes.”

Carter expressed that he, too, was “troubled” by the day’s events, but remained hopeful for the future. “Having observed elections in troubled democracies worldwide, I know that we the people can unite to walk back from this precipice to peacefully uphold the laws of our nation, and we must.”

“Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy,” Obama stated. “They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America.”

Following the riots, it’s reported that three White House staffers described as top Trump advisers have resigned from their positions. Read through the former presidents’ statements below.