Joe Biden slams Donald Trump for watching TV during Capitol riot
Joe Biden has delivered his much-anticipated speech on January 6, 2021, the anniversary of the deadly riots at the US Capitol – a speech in which he denounced Donald Trump for watching TV during the rebellion as his supporters attacked Congress.
He also rejected the idea that the rebels were “patriotic”, declaring that “you can’t love your country when you win. You can’t just follow the law when it’s convenient. When it’s convenient.” You cannot be a patriot if you embrace and enable lies.
“Those who attacked this Capitol, and who instigated and provoked, and who called them to do so, put a dagger on America’s neck at American democracy. They don’t come here out of patriotism or principle. They’re here in anger Come. Not in the service of America, but in the service of one man.”
His speech comes as some Democrats are quietly exploring how they could potentially ban Trump from taking office again, following the deadly riots last year that claimed five lives.
Yesterday, Mr Trump called on the “maga nation” to “rise up” against the Biden administration over the vaccine mandate.
Chuck Schumer warns of future violence and denounces McConnell plan
Speaking on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned that while the lies about the 2020 election are still swirling and the basic facts are constantly being contested by right-wing officeholders and media outlets, incidents of rebellion are still “reported”. ideal”.
He also argued that the right to vote should be enacted—and that Mitch McConnell’s plan to reform the Electoral Count Act would “effectively guarantee that the partisan state legislature could reverse the election without fear of recourse. See what it is.” It does. It’s a freak idea.”
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 16:10
Senate celebrates 6th January anniversary
In the afternoon, the Senate will hold a moment of silence in memory of those who died on 6 January 2021 and onwards.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer described the day as “the best of times and the worst of times”. First, he learned 12 hours before the attack that Democrats had a Senate majority because of their twin victories in Georgia; Then within 45 minutes of the counting of votes, a police officer apprehended him and escorted him out of the Senate chamber for his own safety.
“I was within 30 feet of these hideous, racist, fanatical rebels,” he says, recalling how one rioter reportedly shouted “there’s a big Jew”. “Bigotry against one is bigotry against all.”
Senate Democrats Watch Live As Capitol Riots One Year Anniversary
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 16:00
‘Qanon Shaman’ regrets rebellion
Jacob Chansley, the so-called ‘Cuneon shaman’ who entered the Senate chamber wearing face paint, horns, fur and shirtless, has said he wished he had conducted himself differently on the day of the rebellion.
Speaking to Inside Edition, Chancellor said: “In retrospect, one thing I can say is that I’m sorry for not working to make sure there was more peace that day. If I had known What was about to happen, I would have entered before breaking any barricades.
He is appealing his prison sentence, accusing him of an “ineffective lawyer.” During their plea bargaining and sentencing, their attorney called the Capitol rioters “all the f***ing short-bus people” and “people with brain damage.”
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 15:53
Why didn’t Biden use Trump’s name?
One of the subtle elements of Joe Biden’s speech was his decision not to use the name of his predecessor. Yamiche Alcindor of PBS News relayed the president’s explanation.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 15:39
Full report: Joe Biden’s January 6 speech
Gustaf Killander has this write-up of Joe Biden’s address.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 15:25
WATCH: Biden on “Big Lies”
Joe Biden focused a large part of his speech on the barrage of false claims about the 2020 election pushed by Donald Trump and his allies, and placed particular blame on him for the attack on the democratic process last year.
Joe Biden blames Trump’s ‘big lie’ for ‘violent rebellion’
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 15:15
Trump: Biden ‘used my name today to try to further divide America’
Donald Trump issued a statement via email reacting to Joe Biden’s speech, calling it a divisive gesture to distract from the administration’s lack of focus. The full text is below:
In a follow-up statement, he said:
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 15:14
“Extremely loud” or “absolutely irresponsible”? Reactions rain on Biden’s speech
Joe Biden’s speech was one of the most aggressive and daring speeches of his presidency to date, but not everyone who opposes Donald Trump is equally convinced by his reasoning.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:59
Trump supporter Lindsey Graham accuses Biden of “politicizing” anniversary
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of Trump on Capitol Hill, has hired Joe Biden for allegedly exploiting the Capitol attack for political gain. His argument is not being taken properly.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:52
Biden: “We Will Win” The Battle Of “America’s Soul”
Joe Biden says those who support American democracy will “win” the ongoing battle for America’s “soul,” and the country’s darkest days may still deliver their brightest.
He said, ‘I did not want this fight … but I will not back down from it either. I will stand on the violation. ,
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:39