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Watch: President Biden blames Trump for the Capitol Riot in a Jan. 6 Speech by Brian Naylor

Biden speaks on one-year anniversary of Capitol Insurrection

President Biden delivers remarks on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The day of remembrance also includes speeches from lawmakers who were present when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building in an attempt to stop the certification of Biden’s victory. Five people died either during or shortly after the riot, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick. A week later, the House of Representatives impeached then-President Trump for incitement of insurrection. The Senate acquitted him. The House eventually formed a select committee to investigate what led to the attack, how the Capitol was breached so easily, and how a similar event could be prevented in the future. Seven Democrats and two Republicans serve on the committee.

Today, Thursday marks one year since a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building hoping to block lawmakers from certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election win.Biden is marking the anniversary with a speech at the Capitol in which he strongly condemned the violence and said Trump “has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.

“For the first time time in our history a president not just lost the election, he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the capitol,” Biden said.

“We must make sure that never happens again.”

Speaking before Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris said that the “American spirit is being tested.” 

“The answer to whether we will meet that test resides where it has always resided in our country, with you, the people,” she said.

Harris said “the work ahead will not be easy,” and called on the Senate to pass voting rights legislation — an unlikely prospect unless the Senate changes its’ rules to prevent a Republican-led filibuster.

“We cannot sit on the sidelines,” Harris said. “We must unite in defense of our democracy.” to read more go to the lnk below:

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/06/1069979415/biden-harris-jan-6-insurrection-speech

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