Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in contrast the mob that stormed the US Capitol to the Nazis and known as President Donald Trump a failed chief who “will go down in history as the worst president ever.”
The Republican stated in a video he launched on social media on Sunday that “Wednesday was the Night of Broken Glass right here in the United States.” In 1938, Nazis in Germany and Austria vandalized Jewish houses, colleges and companies throughout an assault that turned referred to as Kristallnacht or “the Night of Broken Glass.”
“The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted,” he stated. “They trampled the very principles on which our country was founded.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born in Austria, in contrast the Proud Boys — a far-right American extremist group — to the Nazis. Some Proud Boys leaders have been arrested within the nation’s capital, earlier than and after Wednesday’s riots.
“President Trump sought to overturn the results of the election — and of a fair election,” Schwarzenegger stated within the video. “He sought a coup by misleading people with lies.”
My message to my fellow Americans and pals around the globe following this week’s assault on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021
Schwarzenegger known as Trump a failed chief and stated he took solace that Trump’s presidency was coming to an finish and “would soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.”
He known as for nationwide unity and vowed his help for President-elect Joe Biden after mobs loyal to Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, inflicting a short lived suspension of the electoral rely. Members of Congress later returned and authorized the outcomes.
Five folks died, together with a Capitol police officer. Scores of rioters have been arrested and plenty of extra are being wanted the brazen assault.
“And to those who think they can overturn the United States Constitution, know this: You will never win,” Schwarzenegger stated.
During the video, which runs for greater than seven and a half minutes, Arnold Schwarzenegger likened American democracy to the sword he brandished in his early position as Conan the Barbarian, which he stated solely grows stronger when it is tempered.
Schwarzenegger, finest recognized for his film position because the Terminator, was elected as California’s governor in 2003 throughout a particular recall election. He was later elected to a full time period.
“I believe, as shaken as we are about the events of recent days, we will come out stronger because we now understand what can be lost,” he stated, including that these behind Wednesday’s riots — and those who fomented them — will likely be held accountable.