Europe reacts to attack on US Capitol with disbelief, horror & sorrow
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with the view from Europe:
What is the European reaction to the pictures coming out of Washington, yesterday?
Disbelief. Horror. Shock. But also sorrow. The United States is a great ally of Europe. And to see its democracy literally looted by mobs of hooligans inspired by the President of the United States is something that I don't think anyone had thought would ever happen. The President of the United States has gone, in the eyes of the Europeans, from being a leader of a great democracy to being a cult leader of a mob of hooligans.