The President of the United States, Joe Biden, commemorated the first anniversary of the attack on the Capitol on Thursday, the 6th, and has accused the New York magnate of putting his interests “above those of the country”.
In a half-hour speech, Biden defended America’s “fundamental values” and attacked the threat posed by Trump and his “violent supporters”. “For the first time in our history, a president not only lost an election but tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power while a group of violent men tried to storm the Capitol,” he said.
“But it failed. You failed. And on that day we have to guarantee that this attack will never be repeated,” he said, lamenting, “the ego is more important than democracy or the constitution”. “He couldn’t admit his defeat,” he said.
Biden has repeatedly avoided speaking directly about his predecessor, this time not giving his name despite referring to him as “the former president”. “A former president created a web of lies about the 2020 elections. He did this because he values power over everything, because he sees his own interests as more important than the interests of the United States,” he lamented.
He recalled that he fought “for the soul” of the country in the elections and warned that democracy “is in danger. That is why he called on the people to fight for law and order to” the flame of democracy receive”. . “
“The former president and his supporters decided that the only way to win is to suppress the vote and steal elections. That’s wrong, it’s not democratic. And frankly, it’s not American either,” he said.
The current tenant of the White House took the opportunity to thank the police for their work during the day a year ago. “In this holy place, democracy has been attacked. The will of the people has been attacked. Our constitution has been threatened,” he recalls.
However, he said “the Capitol Police were in a minority along with the National Guard, the Metropolitan Police Department and other senior officials and officials in Washington being exposed to the brutal attack.” “Our democracy has resisted. We prevailed,” he emphasized.
Shortly before this, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation and warned “what the country would be like if the forces trying to undo democracy had succeeded”. “We saw the violence, the chaos,” he added.
“When I meet young people, they always ask me how our democracy is doing. Because of January 6th. What I am telling them is that this day shows the dual nature of democracy, its fragility and its strength,” added he added.