Venezuelan socialist officials working under dictator Nicolás Maduro celebrated the chaos in Washington, DC, on Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump overran the U.S. Capitol building, allegedly to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election.
As members of Congress met in the Capitol to certify the 2020 presidential election results and declare Joe Biden the president-elect, a crowd of people identified as supporters of the president broke into the building, prompting a lockdown and evacuation of some personnel.
Congress certified the election results early Thursday morning, reconvening after Capitol police restored order. Biden received 306 electoral votes, while Trump received 232.
An official statement from the Venezuelan government condemned the “political polarization and the spiral of violence” in the U.S. while asserting the country was experiencing the chaos it “generated” in other countries via foreign intervention.
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