Marie van der Zyl: Scenes in Washington ‘deeply distressing for all who love America and love democracy’
07 January 2021
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Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has commented on the awful scenes witnessed last night on Capitol Hill.

She said: “The scenes last night in Washington DC were deeply distressing for all who love America and who love democracy. Through his irresponsible rhetoric, President Trump bears a huge measure of responsibility for inciting this mayhem. We are pleased that despite the threats, Congress fulfilled the will of the American people and certified Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President. It is time for a peaceful transfer of power.”