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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Live Updates: Biden denounces Trump’s “trap of lies” as Congress celebrates January 6th one-year anniversary

Washington — President Biden marked a year of Attack on the US Capitol on 6 January Mr Biden became president, with a fiery speech at the site of the rebellion, condemning violence and attempts to overthrow former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election.

“We will make sure the people’s wishes are heard,” Mr Biden said in the Capitol’s Statue Hall. “That the fight is won, not violence. The authority of this nation will always be transferred peacefully. I believe that the power of the presidency is not to unite this nation, to lift us up, to tear us apart.”

Mr Biden warned that democracy was at risk, asking, “Are we going to be a nation that lives not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies?”

Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking earlier, said the attack showed “the fragility of democracy”.

To mark the anniversary of January 6, several events are being held at the Capitol throughout the day, many of which will be broadcast live.

“These events are intended as an observance of reflection, remembrance and commitment in a spirit of unity, patriotism and prayer,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to her Democratic colleagues.

In the afternoon, a pro-House session began on the floor of the House, with prayer, a statement from the chair and a moment’s silence. Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, conducts a conversation between historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and John Meacham about the events of January 6.

At 2:30 p.m. ET, members of Congress will reflect on Jan. 6, chaired by Representative Jason Crowe. There will be a prayer meeting at 5.30 pm.

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The violence on 6 January resulted in the death of five people, and Trump was impeached on charges of inciting violence. that was later acquitted by senate, The House of Representatives has constituted a Select Committee To investigate the origin of the attack.

In a letter to his Democratic colleagues this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote that the January 6 participants were “motivated by the conspiracy and sabotage of a vindictive former president” and that “they wanted to destroy our republic.” demanded.”

Schumer continued that Senate Democrats “will make it clear that what happened on January 6 and the unilateral, partisan action being taken by Republican-led state legislatures across the country is directly linked, and we need to work hard to stop this undemocratic Action must be taken. March.” He called on the Senate to change its rules around the debate and announced that the Senate would debate and vote on changing the rules before Martin Luther King Jr. Day if the GOP blocks the voting rights law.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote in a letter to Republican members that “the day’s action was lawless and as wrong as could be.” But he added that Democrats are “using it as a partisan political weapon to further divide our country.”

Paramount+ is now streaming “Inseparable – Healing Hate,” a gripping six-part documentary narrated by Mandy Patinkin that traces the origins of anti-government insurgency and how it takes decades to storm a deadly series of historical events. How is Built to End US Capitol on January 6, 2021. It is now called Paramount+ . stream on,

Special report: Biden marks January 6



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