US democracy has always been based on values - Polish FM

Poland’s foreign minister has said that a “strong Europe needed a strong America” in a statement made hours after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building in Washington.

The rioting, which left four dead and led to 52 arrests, stunned the United States and prompted condemnation from around the world.

"Strong Europe needs strong America," Zbigniew Rau tweeted on Thursday morning. "The US democracy was always empowered by values and upheld by institutions, enabling it to overcome even the most daunting challenges. This truth still holds—for the good of the American people and the free world."

Despite the violence the U.S. Congress on Thursday certified enough Electoral College votes for Democrat Joe Biden to secure victory in the November 3 presidential election victory over President Donald Trump.