Tim Cook says that today marks a 'shameful chapter in our nation's history'

Tim Cook at the iPhone 11 Pro event
Tim Cook at the iPhone 11 Pro event (Image credit: Apple)

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  • Tim Cook has lent his thoughts on today's events at the United States Capitol.
  • The CEO said that "today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation's history."

Tim Cook has shared his thoughts to today's events at the United States Capitol. The Chief Executive Officer of Apple posted to Twitter tonight, saying that "those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account" and that the transition to the Biden administration must be completed.

He also stated the importance of our ideals holding up when they are challenged.

"Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation's history. Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden's administration. It's especially when they are challenged that our ideals matter most."

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Cook has commonly lent his perspective to a number of political, environmental, and social events. Recently, the CEO spoke at the UN Climate Summit, urging world leaders to act to protect the world against climate change.

Apple boss Tim Cook will tell world leaders that they must act "at this moment of historic urgency" during a speech to the United Nations' Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday.The technology giant's chief executive will say that "every leader – of nations, of companies and of communities – has a particular burden to act" to cut carbon emissions around the world.

In an interview back in June 2020, the CEO also said that he brings up civil rights issues with President Trump regularly.

"Of course I do. And on that issue, my mind, as I said before, all roads lead to equality. … I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. It's basically that simple. And that we start life on this equal footing and then the people that work hard can get ahead and those sorts of things. But we should start life on an equal footing. And I long for that day."

Pro-Trump rioters stormed the United States Capitol earlier today, pausing the certification of the presidential election in the country.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • I agree that it's shameful, no doubt. But, it only follows several other 'shameful chapters' written in other U.S. cities like Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, etc. Not to mention the shameful homeless conditions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others. It's all SHAMEFUL, but to tolerate all the previous shameful actions in this country and only vilify the current one, well, that's the most shameful of all.