STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR MICHAEL RAYNOR
January 7, 2021
Storming of the United States Capitol
The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris. They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021. The criminals who committed acts of violence and insurrection against our democracy yesterday will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law in the United States. Our heartfelt gratitude to the many citizens of Ethiopia who sent messages of support during yesterday’s difficult hours. The enduring friendship and partnership between the United States and the people of Ethiopia will endure and thrive as we recommit to supporting and living up to our democratic ideals.