Business leaders and business groups called Wednesday to end the violence in Washington, D.C., and there was a peaceful transfer of power by supporters of President Trump to supporters in the Capitol, where legislator President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory Were meeting to certify.
A week of statements and meetings drew backlash, with corporate officials publicly urging a smooth transfer of power, while Mr Trump and others disputed his electoral defeat.
Alphabet Inc. CEOs including leaders of Google and Bank of America Corp condemned the violence.
Blackstone Group Inc. chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said, “After the president’s address, which is following the president’s remarks today, we as Americans are very important to democratic values.” Mr. Schwarzman, one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal allies on Wall Street and a prominent Republican fundraiser in November, acknowledged that Mr. Trump lost the election, saying “there must be a peaceful transition of power.”
James Dimon, president and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation’s largest bank, said violence does not represent the US “It is our responsibility to end violence, accept and accept consequences on our elected leaders , And as has been in our democracy for hundreds of years, supports a peaceful transition of power, ”Mr. Dimon said in a statement.