Republican businessman Ken Langon On Wednesday he criticized the Capitol Hill riots last week, stating on CNBC that he felt “betrayed” by the president Donald TrumpActions that led to the fatal events.
“I think the biggest mistake anyone makes is trying to justify what happened last week, what the president did, and what this crowd did,” Langon said. Squawk Box. “There should be no mitigation at all. It was horrible. It was a mistake. I was shocked.”
Trump supporters overtook the U.S. Capitol building exactly one week ago in an effort to prevent Congress from terminating the president-elect. Joe BidenWinning the Electoral College. Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and repeated lies about widespread fraud in the November election helped anger his supporters, and in a speech in Washington, the president encouraged his supporters who had gathered in the city to head to the Capitol.
Betrayed, Langon said, “I feel betrayed.” Strongly supportive of Trump’s economic policies Over the years while criticizing the president at times, such as His response to the fatal white national assembly in Charlottesville, Virginia, In 2017.
“Last Wednesday was a disgrace,” added Langon, billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, who has donated for years to Republicans. “It shouldn’t have happened in this country. If it didn’t break the heart of every American, there’s something wrong. It definitely breaks my heart. I didn’t sign up for that.”
Langon, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors NYU Langone Medical CenterUrging Americans to rally behind Biden and abandon partisanship. “If there is ever a time in history when all Americans need to be patriotic, then this is the time,” he said.
“I will do everything I can from day one to make sure that I am doing my part to make Joe Biden the most successful president in the history of this country,” Langon said. “There’s a selfish reason for that. We have very serious major issues in America to deal with,” he says Coronavirus pandemic And public education.
Langon’s comments come from the House of Representatives Preparing to vote to impeach Trump againThis is his second time in a capitol riot. It was the Democrat-led effort He received the support of a few Republican Party membersIncluding Rep. Liz Cheney, from Wyoming. It is the third republic in the House of Representatives.
“I don’t care,” Langon said, whether or not Trump is impeached. “All I care about is one thing: January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president.”
Asked specifically about the Republican lawmakers who voted against ending Biden’s victory, even after the deadly riots, Langon said: “Frankly, I don’t know what was going on in their minds … what is a play included?”
“There will be a lot of time, and I’m sure there will be a lot of energy spent, doing what they have to do whether it’s for Trump, whether it’s for the senators or whatever,” Langon added. “At the end of the day, thank God, we are a democracy and the voters will have the final say.”