Apple chief Tim Cook wants attackers on Capitol Hill to account: report


Apple chief Tim Cook says he wants those involved in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week to be held accountable, even if that includes U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Everyone who participated in it should be held accountable,” Cook said in a TBEN This Morning interview posted online Tuesday.

“I think no one is above the law. We are a country of rule of law.”

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The remarks came during an interview with Cook at Apple headquarters in Silicon Valley to discuss an announcement made by the company on Wednesday.

Cook did not specifically mention Trump, but said anyone with a role in the insurgency should be held accountable under the law.

“I don’t think we should let go,” Cook said.

“This is something we need to be serious about. I think it’s important to empower people.”

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Tech giants Amazon, Apple and Google have all severed ties with Parler, the social media platform popular with some conservatives.

The three mega-companies accused the platform of continuing to post messages inciting violence even after the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.

Twitter suspended the president’s main account for the same reason.

Trump’s accounts have also been suspended by other major social media outlets, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch, following the violence on Capitol Hill.

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