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Statement by Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg
January 7, 2021

At 3:41 this morning, the United States Congress completed its count of the Electoral College votes in accordance with the Constitution, and affirmed the democratic election of Joseph R. Biden as President and Kamala D. Harris as Vice President, to be sworn in to office on January 20, 2021. Those persons who perpetrated violence in an attack against our democracy and institutions at the U.S. Capitol yesterday will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law.

I thank the many Colombians who offered messages of support for the United States, and for our shared commitment to democracy.