Capitol Riots: US envoy thanks Bangladeshis for their support
Days after US President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol in protest of Joe Biden's election as new president -- through what they claim to be "electoral fraud" -- US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller issued a statement for Bangladeshis.
"Democracy is tested. But through the work of committed citizens, we get back up, always striving to live up to the principles we cherish," he said yesterday.
Earl R Miller said despite the reprehensible events which unfolded in Washington, D.C. the United States Congress completed its constitutional duty and affirmed the lawful election of Joe Biden as President-elect and Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect. They will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021, he added.
The riots occurred as the Congress was in a session to certify Joe Biden as president after the presidential elections of November 3.
World leaders condemned the storming, which is being seen as the blackest day for democracy in US history. In the follow up, US lawmakers are demanding impeachment of the Republican President, while some cabinet members and officials of the Trump administration have resigned in protest of the violence.
"Those who committed violent, criminal acts of terror against our democracy are being arrested and will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law," the Ambassador said.
Miller thanked those citizens of Bangladesh who have sent messages of support during this difficult time.
"Thank you for your friendship and partnership and our shared commitment to democracy," he said in gratitude.
"Together we recommit to charting a path toward justice, lawfulness and respect for each other and the nation we love," he said.