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

‘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.


“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.


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.”


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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