Secretary Of State: Capitol Riot Hurt America's Standing

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Secretary Of State: Capitol Riot Hurt America's Standing
The violence that day left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken says last month's Capitol riots damaged the U.S.'s standing as a country that defends democracy.

"There's no doubt that our ability to speak with that strong voice for democracy and human rights took a hit with what happened on January 6, that happened at the Capitol," Blinken said.

Blinken says he is optimistic though. 

In his view, we still had a "a peaceful transition of power pursuant to our Constitution."

The violence that day left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer.