The three previous presidents lambasted a mob of supporters of President Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington and called on Republican leaders to speak out against the party leader.
“History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation,” President Barack Obama, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday evening.
President Bill Clinton said the attack on the Capitol and countless lawmakers, staff, and media inside was an “unprecedented assault on our Capitol, our Constitution, and our country.”
“The assault was fueled by more than four years of poison politics spreading deliberate misinformation, sowing distrust in our system, and pitting Americans against one another,” Clinton, a Democrat, said in a Twitter post.
Republican President George W. Bush said he was in “disbelief” at the “sickening and heartbreaking”