Pretty much everyone in the world is still reeling from the deadly riots that took place at the Capitol yesterday.
While appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show, Chelsea Clinton talked about breaking the news of the attempted coup to her mother, Hillary Clinton.
“I spoke to my mom yesterday at about 3 p.m.,” she explained. “She had just come back from a walk, and she hadn’t seen what had happened.”
“I said, ‘Mom, you have to turn on the television,’ and there was just silence. So much sadness, and also so much anger, that this was happening.”
“When we spoke again later last night, there was a real sense of, ‘We have to hold people accountable,’ because we do. The insurrectionists, the terrorists, the mob who overwhelmed our Capitol.”
“We have to hold those individuals accountable. And we have to hold our president accountable — who incited them, egged them on.”
“While it’s good that Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have locked [Trump’s] account, it’s insufficient to put it mildly. We have to stop not only the amplification but the injection of hate and instability and violence that he has personified over the last years.”
Clinton also told Barrymore that she felt “achingly sad” about “insurrectionists [storming] our Capitol.”
“It hadn’t happened since 1814, since the war of 1812, when the British invaded our country and that we had white nationalist terrorists effectively overwhelm our Capitol, terrorize our elected men and women of Congress, our Capitol police.”
“It’s just horrifying to me. And then trying to explain what was happening to our children. I’m very sad today.”
“I’m incredibly grateful and proud that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will indeed be our next president and vice president of the United States. I’m holding that pride deep in my heart and my soul.”