Puerto Rico – Rapper Residente showed his outrage at Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol in Washington DC by radical supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump.
“The United States just lacks wifi a little slower and they accompany us in the third world … (sic)”, tweeted René Pérez, Residente, referring to the riots carried out on Wednesday by Trump supporters in the Capitol.
Residente, at the moment, has been the only Puerto Rican artist of international renown who has spoken about the events.
Four people were killed in the assault, authorities reported.
The riots, likewise, were condemned by world leaders of different political orientations, artists, athletes and public figures just two weeks after Democrat Joe Biden took over from Trump.
The majority, including Biden himself, blame what happened to Trump for having harangued his followers to carry out what he defined as “an unprecedented assault” on democracy and an “insurrection” that “borders on sedition.”
Another Puerto Rican figure who also expressed outrage at what happened on Wednesday was former tennis player Gigi Fernández, Olympic champion in doubles in Barcelona’92 and Atlanta’96.
Fernández, on his Twitter account, asked the platform to “delete” Trump’s account, as well as impeach the US president as responsible for the riots and to invoke the 25th amendment to force his immediate departure.
According to CNN, several members of the US government cabinet are discussing the possibility of invoking said amendment to force Trump’s immediate departure, although there are broad doubts about whether this process that the Constitution provides would prosper or whether it is advisable at this time.
The United States Constitution contemplates the possibility that the vice president and a majority of cabinet ministers transmit a written declaration in which they declare the incapacity of the president to carry out his functions without any vote and so that power is transferred immediately to the vice president, in this case Mike Pence.
If the president was against it and there was no agreement, Congress would settle the differences.
A group of 17 Democrats, members of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Pence to invoke the 25th amendment, as they believe that Trump has incited the crowd of sympathizers concentrated this Wednesday in Washington to assault by force. from the Capitol.
Trump harangued his followers and reiterated that they had stolen the November elections with a fraud, of which there is no evidence.
Finally, after one of the most convulsive days in US history, Congress on Thursday ratified the result of the November elections and Trump committed to an “orderly transition” of power to Biden.