Statement from U.S. Ambassador to the UK, Robert Wood Johnson

Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson

Wednesday was a dark day for the United States. Like you, I watched the horrible scenes from Washington with profound concern and sadness. What happened at the Capitol does not represent who we are or what we stand for as Americans. Those who participated and engaged in criminal acts should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of our law.

The United States Congress has certified the election, and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States on January 20. I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and stand ready to do whatever is needed during this transition to ensure the U.S.-UK relationship remains the cornerstone of our shared security and shared prosperity.

It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as Ambassador here, and I will be forever grateful to President Trump for entrusting me with this role. The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of our great American democracy. I wish the incoming Administration and the President-elect well. As is the case for every Administration, their success will be our country’s success.

Ambassador Johnson
January 08, 2021