- 07 Jan 21
Barack Obama, Chuck D, Selena Gomez, Pink, Cardi B, Sarah Bareilles, Yungblud & Ice T have also spoken out against the far-right mob invasion
Condemnation of last night's rioting on Capitol Hill continues to pour in from all corners. Among those calling for Donald Trump's immediate impeachment are Stevie Wonder who says: "“t is time for the leaders of this country to invoke the 25th Amendment. Isn’t it obvious? Today has made me sad with disbelief with what is happening in my country, a country that has inspired my songs of hope and love…. I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government. That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can’t accept defeat. Can we afford two more weeks? I say NO!”
Taking aim at all those who've enabled him, Selena Gomez adds: "Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichal, Susan Wojcicki — you have all failed the American people today, and I hope you’re going to fix things going forward.”
Barack Obama issued this statement:
Here’s my statement on today’s violence at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/jLCKo2D1Ya
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2021
Reacting to Trump's Rose Garden video last night, the normally mild-mannered Sarah Bareilles summed it up perfectly with her “Fucking disgrace!"
“The irony is pretty funny,” Cardi B reflects. “Weren’t people just wild animals in the summer for demanding justice — and now?”
“No one ever gets to dismiss white privilege again,” adds Billie Eilish's brother Finneas.
"As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is happening in Washington," is Pink's take. "Hypocrisy, shame,embarrassment. Unpatriotic hypocritical sheep drinking poison Kool-Aid. This a sad day for America."
On the other side of the Atlantic, Yungblud messages: "It is so sad to me watching the far-right break into the Capitol Building. The protests happening months ago fighting for basic human rights faced severe police brutality for not even a fraction of the aggression. It is truly heartbreaking. I'm praying for the safety of everybody."
Needless to say, Ted Nugent lived down to expectations by RT-ing suggestions that the attempt to overthrow the election was an Antifa 'false flag' operation despite overwhelming evidence that it was a pro-Trump mob.
Here's more reaction, much of which points out the very different response from law enforcement to Black Lives Matter protests in DC:
Spoiled brat , sore loser , a kid that threatens to take the ball home because the game didn’t go his way. It’s all fueled by 45 We’ve seen this privilege too many times . The world been watching every second..Again its hard not to ask the question’ if it were armed Black men?’ pic.twitter.com/yTmtepWoJ5
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) January 6, 2021
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) January 6, 2021
Well 2021Amerikkka is definitely starting off with a bang.. Wow pic.twitter.com/W7fAseEXrh
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) January 7, 2021
They aint “protestors” or GOONS!
they are jelly-brained and candy-hearted pieces of privilege n unfounded mysterious conspiracy
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) January 6, 2021
sit down you MAGA terrorist traitors, Jan 20th we will take back the red, white and blue https://t.co/pD3ixu24Ku
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) January 6, 2021