By Deighton Acuin


The White House on Friday condemned the violence happened in the United States Capitol last Thursday, in an attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college victory.

In a press conference, Press Secretary Kayleigh McKenny said the group of rioters violated the rights of the people to have their voices heard in the nation's capital.

"What we saw yesterday was a group of violent rioters undermining the legitimate First Amendment rights of the many thousands who came to peacefully have their voices heard in the nation's capital," she said

McKenny added that the individuals involved will be punished under full extent of laws.

"Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of everything the administration stands for. It is unacceptable. And those that broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," she added.

In a separate address to the nation, Outgoing United States President Donald Trump condemned the violence.

"I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem," Trump said.

At the same address, Trump finally concede for the election and said he will focus on the smooth transition of power after the Congress certified the electoral college victory to President-elect Joe Biden.

"Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20," he said.

"My focus now turns to ensure the smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power," he added.

Earlier, Trump repeatedly refused to concede, claiming that he won the election and filed several lawsuits for alleged election fraud.

Biden won with 306 electoral college votes while Trump with 232 votes.