Business organisations condemn violence in US Capitol Hill Washington

The violence on Capitol Hill that threatened attempts to certify the election of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday was denounced by industry organisations and representatives of major corporations.

The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs from some of the biggest corporations in the country, hours after President Donald Trump's supporters pulled lawmakers from the floors of the Senate and House of Representatives, called on the president and other officials to put an end to the turmoil and promote the peaceful transfer of power.

One of the country's biggest advocacy organisations, the National Association of Manufacturers, proposed that Vice President Mike Pence should consider using a 25th Amendment clause that enables members of the Cabinet of the President to temporarily remove him from office.