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US Ambassador: Violence at Capitol Hill reprehensible

  • Published at 10:50 am January 9th, 2021
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller speaks at an event about a two-day training course for Bangladeshi doctors, jointly organized by USAID and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in Dhaka on Monday, June 15, 2020 - Courtesy: US Embassy in Dhaka
File Photo: US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller addressing an event in Dhaka on Monday, June 15, 2020 Courtesy: US Embassy in Dhaka

‘Democracy is tested. Sometimes we stumble,’ he says, thanking Bangladeshis for support

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller has described the violence at the Capitol Hill as reprehensible, saying that democracy is tested from time to time in every democratic nation.

In a message on Saturday, he thanked the Bangladeshis who sent messages of support during the difficult time.

"The story of every democratic nation is the struggle, imperfect and ongoing, to live up to our founding ideals," Ambassador Miller said.

"Democracy is tested. Sometimes we stumble. But through the work of committed citizens, we get back up, always striving to live up to the principles we cherish," he said.

"In America, we do so again. And together we recommit to charting a path forward of justice, lawfulness and respect for each other and the nation we love," said Miller.

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"I thank the many citizens of Bangladesh who have sent messages of support during this difficult time. Thank you for your friendship and partnership and our shared commitment to democracy," he said.

The US envoy further said: "Despite the reprehensible events which unfolded in Washington, DC the United States Congress completed its constitutional duty and affirmed the lawful election of Joseph R Biden, Jr as President-elect and Kamala D Harris as vice president-elect."

They will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021," he said.

Those who committed violent, criminal acts of terror against our democracy are being arrested and will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law, he added.

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