While appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show, Chelsea Clinton talked about breaking the news of the attempted coup to her mother, Hillary Clinton.
"I spoke to my mom yesterday at about 3 [p.m.]," she explained. "She had just come back from a walk and ... she hadn't seen what had happened."
Chelsea continued, "I said, 'Mom, you have to turn on the television,' and there was just silence ... so much sadness, and also so much anger, that this was happening."
She added, "When we spoke again later last night, there was a real sense of, 'We have to hold people accountable,' because we do ... the insurrectionists, the terrorists, the mob who overwhelmed our Capitol."
Chelsea said, "We have to hold those individuals accountable. And we have to hold our president accountable — who incited them, egged them on."
Chelsea also told Drew that she felt "achingly sad" watching "insurrectionists storm our Capitol."
"It hadn't happened since 1814, since the War of 1812, when the British invaded our country... We had white nationalist terrorists effectively overwhelm our Capitol, terrorize our elected men and women of Congress, our Capitol Police."
She said, "It's just horrifying to me. And then trying to explain what was happening to our children. I'm very sad today."
Chelsea continued, "I am incredibly grateful and proud that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will indeed be our next president and vice president of the United States. I'm holding that pride deep in my heart and my soul."
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