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 around America’s neck in 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.
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 well received.
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 that 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 by the violation. ,
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:39
“A Dagger on the Throat of American Democracy”
Joe Biden shrugs off the idea that those storming the Capitol are “patriots,” damning them for holding “a dagger in the neck of American democracy” — but asking members of Congress to complete the vote’s certification and vote for America’s president. Celebrates to uphold the oath to protect. “Enemy foreign and domestic”.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:33
Biden: Trump and supporters’ election fraud argument makes no sense
Biden points out an obvious logical flaw in the “stolen election” argument: “The former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how accurate they consider the other November 3 elections … It’s the same ballot.”
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:31
Biden asks what kind of nation America will be
The president insists that “the way forward is to recognize the truth and live by it”—as opposed to becoming the kind of nation that accepts political violence as the norm.
He also stressed that no US presidential election has been scrutinized more closely than the 2020 vote, noting that of the myriad court challenges and recounts across the country, not one came close to changing the outcome.
“In some of them, ironically, the margin of victory has actually improved slightly,” he says.
Andrew Naughty6 January 2022 14:29
Most Americans fear another attack on democracy, says poll
Nearly 57 percent of Americans, including half Republicans and seven in 10 Democrats, believe today will be a repeat of the pro-Trump rebellion that happened a year ago.
According to a survey by Axios-Momentive, 63 percent of respondents also said that the attack changed the way Americans think about democratic government in America.
The show comes amid polling showing that 81 percent of Republican voters believed the 2020 election was not won fairly by Biden and Democrats – and a deepening division over many other issues, as Graeme Massey writes.
gino spochia6 January 2022 14:25