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Former US presidents denounce Capitol violence

Washington (AFP) – Every living former US president on Wednesday denounced the violence of a mob that stormed the Capitol building in Washington, forcing lawmakers to flee to safety and leaving one woman dead. The crowd, made up of supporters of President Donald Trump, opposed the certification underway in Congress of Joe Biden’s presidential election win in November.  George W. Bush called out fellow Republicans for fueling the “insurrection,” likening the situation to a “banana republic.” “I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of …

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