Biden to speak about ‘truth’ on January 6 anniversary

U.S. President Joe Biden will mark the one year anniversary of the deadly Jan.6 assault on the United States Capitol by honoring the bravery of law enforcement there and highlighting the unfinished business the nation needs to do to strengthen its democracy, the White House said.

“On Thursday, the president is going to tell the truth about what happened, not the lies that some have since spread, and the danger this has posed to the rule of law and our system of democratic governance,” he said. word of White House Jen Psaki. told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Thursday morning at the United States Capitol, a year after a crowd loyal to former President Donald Trump raided the complex in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the tally of the votes of the electoral college that officially delivered Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Trump, meanwhile, canceled a scheduled press conference at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate that was scheduled for the evening of January 6, saying he would instead address many of the same topics at a rally. January 15th.

Trump, some fellow Republican and right-wing media figures pushed fake and misleading accounts to downplay the Jan.6 attack, calling it a non-violent protest or blaming left-wing activists.

Four people died on the day of the riot and a Capitol Hill police officer died the next day after defending Congress.

Dozens of police were injured in the hour-long attack by Trump supporters, and four officers have since committed suicide.

Biden will put more emphasis on the role of the Capitol Police and others on the scene on Jan.6, Psaki said.

“Thanks to their efforts, our democracy withstood an attack from a mob, and the will of the more than 150 million people who voted in the presidential election was finally registered by Congress,” Psaki said.

Psaki was asked what the president’s message would be to the many Republicans who believe Biden stole the election from Trump, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

“What he will continue to do is talk to everyone in the country,” Psaki said.

“Those who didn’t vote for him, those who maybe don’t believe he is the rightful president, on what he wants to do to improve their lives.”

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