New York State Senator Leroy Comie, a Jamaican, said what happened in Washington was the culmination of Trump’s efforts to create chaos as he still refuses to accept his loss to Biden in the November election last year.
“This is an unparalleled destruction of our country,” Comie said, calling for the immediate arrest of the instigators even as he wondered why the Capitol was not better able to handle the situation.
New York Police Inspector in charge of the NYPD Special Victims Crime Unit, Jamaican Michael King, described the situation as “terrible,”
“It is very discouraging to see this type of behaviour, especially in this country, to see what has descended on Capitol Hill,” he said.
He said that the elections were held, and there is a winner, and what played out in Washington should not have happened.
“We don’t need this. It is unnecessary and shameful,” said King. “This is un-American.”