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Jan 7, 2021

G.O.B. Condemns Failed Coup Attempt of U.S. Congress

The U.S. Embassy in Belize has issued a statement on the deadly events at the Capitol on Wednesday.  Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges, in speaking about American democracy, said, quote, it was tested again yesterday by the assault on the Capitol.  The U.S. Congress carried out its duties as enshrined in the Constitution to certify the results of the U.S. presidential election, unquote.  Gilges continued to say that order will be restored and those responsible for the bedlam in Washington will be held to account.  In Belize, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a statement on the unfortunate developments.  News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.


Isani Cayetano, Reporting

Four American citizens are dead following a siege on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.  While outgoing President Donald Trump is attempting a return to normalcy a day after inciting unrest in Washington, several cabinet members have had discussions about invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment.  A growing number of Republican leaders are calling for Trump’s removal from office before January twentieth.  In Belize, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a brief statement condemning the brazen attempt to interrupt constitutional order, as well as the peaceful transfer of power in the United States.  On January sixth, throngs of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, as Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.  Not long after Biden’s win was certified, Trump reluctantly vowed that there would be an orderly transition of power.  For its part, Belize, via the release from the foreign ministry, welcomes the incoming Biden-Harris administration and looks forward to a strong and constructive working relationship with the United States of America.  Meanwhile, federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia are looking at the role that President Trump played in inciting the mob.  As we’ve reported, four persons, including a woman, were killed during the mayhem at the Capitol.

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