Canadians are deeply concerned and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbor. Violence will never lead to overriding the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld – and it will be.
– Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 6, 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson:
Shameful scenes in the US Congress. The United States is a global democracy and it is now crucial that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.
– Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021
President of the European Council Charles Michel:
The US Congress is a temple of democracy.
Seeing today's scenes on #WashingtonDC is a shock.
We trust the US will ensure a peaceful transfer of power to @JoeBiden
– Charles Michel (@eucopresident) January 6, 2021
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:
The scenes from the Capitol are absolutely horrific. Solidarity with those on the side of democracy and the peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. Shame on those who instigated this attack on democracy.
– Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 6, 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison:
Very agonizing scenes at the US Congress. We condemn these acts of violence and look forward to a peaceful transfer of government to the newly elected government in the great American democratic tradition.
– Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) January 6, 2021
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted: "Trump and his supporters should finally accept the decision of the American voters and stop trampling democracy."