Financial institution CEOs requires violence to cease in D.C.

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JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon and Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat known as for violence to stop in Washington, D.C., after President Donald Trump’s supporters overwhelmed police and stormed the halls of Congress on Wednesday.

“I strongly condemn the violence in our nation’s capital,” Dimon mentioned in an emailed assertion. “This isn’t who we’re as a individuals or a rustic. We’re higher than this. Our elected leaders have a accountability to name for an finish to the violence, settle for the outcomes and, as our democracy has for a whole lot of years, assist the peaceable transition of energy.”

“This is not who we are as a people or a country," said JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon.

“This isn’t who we’re as a individuals or a rustic,” mentioned JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon.

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Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat equally condemned Wednesday’s occasions. Shortly earlier than 5 p.m., he issued an announcement saying he’s “disgusted by the actions of those that have stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to disrupt the certification of the Electoral Faculty, a course of mandated by [the] Structure as a part of [the] observe of peaceable transitions of energy between presidents.”

“Whereas these scenes are very troublesome to look at, I think about our democratic course of and know that the vital work of Congress will proceed and that folks shall be held accountable for his or her actions,” Corbat wrote. “I pray this case could be resolved with out additional bloodshed.”

The American Bankers Affiliation additionally condemned the mob motion, calling it “an assault on our democracy.”

“This can be a darkish day for our democracy,” ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols mentioned in an announcement. “The violence enjoying out on Capitol Hill and within the streets of Washington is reprehensible and may shock and sadden all of us. Our nation is healthier than this.”

“At this difficult second for our nation, and for thus many Individuals, our elected leaders should instantly condemn immediately’s mob riot and do all the pieces they will to assist the peaceable switch of energy,” Nichols mentioned.

Trump had inspired supporters to come back to Washington to again his efforts to overturn the results of November’s presidential election. The protests interrupted debates within the Senate and Home of Representatives over whether or not President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral Faculty votes needs to be accepted from Arizona.

American Banker’s Allissa Kline contributed to this story.