Apple CEO Tim Cook: Hold the insurgents on Capitol Hill accountable

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Wednesday that the United States must complete the transition to a Biden administration and that rioters who participated in an “insurgency” in Washington DC must be held accountable.
“Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in the history of our nation. Those responsible for this insurgency should be held accountable and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden’s administration. It is especially when challenged that our ideals matter most ”. Cook tweeted.

The comments were made in a tweet late in the day when a pro-Trump mob invaded the U.S. Capitol, forcing Congress to suspend work to confirm Joe Biden’s election as president.

The tweet is Cook’s first public statement on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump called Cook a friend and the two have had an open line of communication for the past four years.

Other business leaders have also condemned the violence on Capitol Hill, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Le PDG de Google, Sundar Pichai and the Business Roundtable, a group of large public companies of which Apple is a member.



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