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John Swinney – 2021 Comments on Trump Supporters Attacking the Capitol Building

The comments made by John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, on 7 January 2021.

The events in the United States are a terrifying warning of the fragility of democracy. The conduct of Trump in inciting this violence is despicable. Vital that Democrats and Republicans stand together to certify the election of Joe Biden and show that democracy always prevails.