January 7, 2021
A day after Trump supporters lay siege on the nation’s Capitol while lawmakers inside attempted to certify Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek took to social media to condemn the violence seen around the world.
Chapek said the riot was an “inexcusable assault on America’s most revered institution and our democracy,” — the latter prevailing in the early hours of Jan. 7 when Congress certified Biden and Harris’ Nov. 3, 2020 election win.
Chapek, who was named CEO in February, replacing Bob Iger, who became executive chairman, said the time calls for the nation to be united by “our shared values, including decency, kindness and compassion for others.”
“We should seize this opportunity, and move ahead with optimism and hope for a better, brighter future for all of America,” he wrote on Twitter.