LET me say this. I have lived in the U.S. since I was a teenager, but I have never witnessed the chaos that recently disrupted the nation’s capital.

Since Donald Trump took the Oval Office, I have never felt safe. From racism to coronavirus unpreparedness, ridiculing journalists, demonizing immigrants, and now this riot at Capitol Hill which he instigated.

Mr. Biden will be the new President. Thank you former Presidents Obama and Bush for recognizing that Jan. 6, 2021 was the day when Democracy was challenged by Mr. Trump and his bitter, mean-spirited supporters who continue to disrespect the election results.

Except for Native Americans, all other Americans — even those who hate immigrants — have parents and forebears who came from other countries.

The U.S. is a nation of immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands,  and a majority of the American people will continue to appreciate and celebrate that fact.

Congratulations to our new president and vice president,  Mr. Joe Biden and Ms. Kamala Harris.

CHRISTY SAKAZIRO

Saipan, CNMI

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