President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday criticised the invasion of US Capitol Hill terming it "insurrection" and asked President Donald Trump go on tv and demand an end to the "siege."
Biden, who was speaking from his Wilmington, Delaware home town, termed the invasion of the building that hosts the House of Congress as an assault on democracy.
"At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault," he said in a televised address.
He spoke as hundreds of Trump supporters protesting his poll defeat by invading the Capitol building forcing legislators to cut short their certification of electoral college votes.
"I call on President Trump to go on national television now and demand an end to this siege. To storm the Capitol, to smash windows, to occupy offices, the floor of the United States Senate threatening the safety of duly elected officials? It's not a protest, it's insurrection," he added.
In a quick rejoinder, President Donald Trump released a short video urging his supporters to go home and maintain peace even as he continued with his unproven claim of electoral theft.
"I know your pain. We had an election that was stolen from us but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order," he said in a one-minute video.
Many of his supporters ignored his pleas to vacate the Capitol, in the unbelievable move that came after the president’s inciting rally followed by defiant tweets urging on his supporters.
During their wild demonstrations, Trump supporters disrupted a joint session of Congress that was being held to confirm Biden's victory in the November 3, 2020 presidential election.
The irate protesters, some holding confederate flags and others chanting pro-Trump slogans, also attacked members of the media and destroyed their equipment outside Capitol Hill.
Social media users, especially those in Kenya and other African countries were having a field day reminding America of how it had been lecturing third world countries on democracy and how to resolve disputes arising from presidential elections.