Russia official sees US democracy ‘limping’ after Capitol is mobbed

Russia official sees US democracy ‘limping’ after Capitol is mobbed


American democracy is “limping on both feet,” a senior Russian lawmaker said Thursday – a day after a violent mob loyal to President Trump stormed the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to overturn the election.

Konstantin Kosachyov, chairman of the Russian upper house’s foreign affairs committee, said the chaos that unfolded in Washington, DC, showed that the US had no right to lecture other countries on democracy, Agence France-Presse reported.

“The losing side has more than enough grounds to accuse the winner of falsifications — it is clear that American democracy is limping on both feet,” Kosachyov wrote on Facebook.

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“The celebration of democracy has ended. It has, unfortunately, hit rock bottom, and I say this without a hint of gloating,” he added. “America no longer charts the course and so has lost all right to set it. And, even more so, to impose it on others.”

Russian state media showed images of rioters breaking down barricades and

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