Chelsea Clinton says that she was just as shocked, stunned and completely devastated over the Capitol riots just like the rest of the country. She believes President Donald Trump is responsible for the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol this week by Trump supporters who the president called ‘Patriots’ on Twitter last week.
During her virtual appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the former First Daughter of the United States says that the she didn’t waste any time breaking the news to her mother, Hilary Clinton, about what was going on in Washington, D.C. Chelsea says that the two of them were so shocked that they couldn’t put the words what they were feeling at the time.
Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Feelings Over The Capitol Riots
“I spoke to my mom yesterday at about 3 p.m. She had just come back from a walk … and she hadn’t seen what had happened,” Chelsea recalled. “I said, ‘Mom, you have to turn on the television,’ and there was just silence. So much sadness, and also so much anger, that this was happening.”
“When we spoke again later last night, there was a real sense of, ‘We have to hold people accountable,’ because we do. The insurrectionists, the terrorists, the mob who overwhelmed our Capitol. We have to hold those individuals accountable,” she continued.
“And we have to hold our president accountable — who incited them, egged them on. While it’s good that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have locked [Trump’s] account, it’s insufficient to put it mildly. We have to stop not only the amplification but the injection of hate and instability and violence that he has personified over the last years.”
If that weren’t enough, Chelsea says that she can’t help but feel overly devastated about last week’s events and also thinks that it’s going to take a lot of work for everyone to move forward together.
“I’m sad is the overwhelming emotion I feel. I’m just so achingly sad that we had insurrectionists storm our Capitol,” she explained. “It hadn’t happened since 1814, since the war of 1812, when the British invaded our country and that we had white nationalist terrorists effectively overwhelm our Capitol, terrorize our elected men and women of Congress, our Capitol police.”
“It’s just horrifying to me,” she added. “And then trying to explain what was happening to our children. I’m very sad today. I’m incredibly grateful and proud that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will indeed be our next president and vice president of the United States. I’m holding that pride deep in my heart and my soul.”
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