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‘Not a nightmare of democracy, but a fever’ Locsin says of violence in U.S. Capitol

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:48 AM January 07, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Jon Cherry/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed confidence that the United States can handle the violence that erupted in its Capitol, saying it is “not a nightmare of democracy, but a fever.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and attempted to block a joint session of Congress that will confirm the victory of Joe Biden. The riot has resulted in the death of one woman.

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“US can handle this & more—sad as it is to see—and still emerge world’s leading power. This is not a nightmare of democracy but a fever,” Locsin said Thursday in a tweet.

“It would be a nightmare of authoritarianism which is mortally wounded by such upheavals. Saw this before. Democracy is elastic steel,” he added.

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In another tweet, Locsin said the “U.S. democracy is strong to the bone and American power can cope with a civil disturbance and fight wars on 3 fronts if it wants to—and come out the winner.”

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Trump told his supporters to “go home” while also falsely claiming that the November 3 election won by Biden was “stolen.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress has reconvened to continue the process of certifying Biden’s win, hours after rioters breached the Capitol.

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