U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the storming of the Capitol the day before a gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“This president [the U.S. President Donald Trump] is Putin’s tool. (…) The president made the greatest of his many gifts to Putin yesterday,” she said. According to her, Russia is trying to downplay the role of democracy in the world, and Trump is helping it.
Pelosi also called for Trump’s removal from the presidency, calling him “a very dangerous man.” She issued an ultimatum, saying that if the White House administration did not remove the head of state, Congress could organize impeachment.
In addition, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said that the storming of the Capitol in Washington was provoked by the acting head of state Donald Trump. According to the politician, what happened was a rebellion and an act of domestic terrorism.
The day before, protesting Republican supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a session that was scheduled to approve the results of the last election, as well as Democrat Joseph Biden as president of the country.