Capitol attack: Biden blames Trump a year later
In a speech, Joe Biden pointed to former President Donald Trump as responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt at the U.S. capitol a year ago.
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"For the first time in our history, a president, not only lost the elections, he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power when a violent mob stormed the Capitol," said the President of the United States, Joe Biden, in the middle of his speech before Congress recalling the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks in Washington D.C.
Along the same lines, Vice President Kamala Harris also stressed through Twitter that a year ago, we were all witness to what the country would be like if “the forces that seek to dismantle democracy are successful: anarchy, violence, chaos."
On January 6, we all saw what our nation would look like if the forces who seek to dismantle our democracy are successful—we cannot let our future be decided by those bent on silencing our voices. pic.twitter.com/xWxQQHh62J— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 6, 2022
Biden, whose administration has denounced his predecessor for the incidents of a year ago on Capitol Hill, especially because he never called on the attackers to stop, signaled Trump without mentioning him by name, as responsible for creating what he called "a web of lies" about the 2020 elections, and attempting to torpedo a peaceful transition of power in the U.S.
"Despite what the former president says, there is simply no evidence that the results of the 2020 elections were inaccurate," Biden said, referring to the fraud accusations Trump has sought to justify the actions of his supporters a year ago.
“He has done it because he values power over principle. Because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution,” Biden said.
Biden described the former president as unpatriotic and reminded him that he cannot love his country only when he wins, nor obey the law only when it suits him, much less be a “patriot” when he accepts, allows, or spreads lies. He also called on Republican members of Congress to give a definitive report that the elections were not rigged.
“I have said it many times, and it is no more true or real than when we think of the events of January 6: We are in a battle for the soul of America. A battle that by the grace of God, and by the goodness and greatness of this nation, we will win,” concluded the president.
One year ago, our democracy was attacked and our Constitution faced the gravest of threats. But We the People prevailed.— President Biden (@POTUS) January 6, 2022
Now, it’s up to us to choose what kind of nation we’re going to be. pic.twitter.com/gqg3BT3vw1
From his home in Florida, Trump accused the president of setting up a political theater to try to hide the enormous shortcomings of his administration.
Likewise, he once again emphasized his accusations of fraud, even pointing out to the media that, according to him, conspired to communicate a "great lie" to the country.
Trump indicated that Democrats want to divide the country with their fear speech, but called on his followers to see through these lies and polarization.
Here you can see President Biden's full speech: