UK says Biden confirmation shows U.S. democracy rejects violence

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden announces his science team in Wilmington, Delaware

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday the confirmation of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States showed democracy there could not be challenged by a violent minority.

"The resumption of Congress and the certification of Joe Biden's victory on Jan. 7 sent an essential message that the democratic will of the U.S. people cannot be challenged by a violent minority," Raab told parliament.

(Reporting by William James and Andy Bruce)