On January 6, 2021, Congress was attacked in the United States, and the building was the scene of unprecedented events since the war in 1812. On the anniversary of the raid, US President Joe Biden said that “for the first time in our history, a president has not only lost an election, but he has tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power with a congressional raid.”
US “For the first time in our history, a president not only lost an election, but he tried to block the peaceful transfer of power with a congressional raid,” President Joe Biden said on the anniversary of the bloody congressional raid.
“The former president of the United States has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020
election. He did it because he values power because he sees his own interests as more important than his country’s.”
Biden called last year’s
bloody congressional raid by supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump an “armed uprising,” adding that those who participated in his raid and provoked people for the raid held a dagger to the U.S. throat.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Biden will say former president Donald Trump is solely responsible for the congressional attack and “destruction.””Trump has misled the American people and their supporters. President Biden’s view of the former president’s threat to our democracy is clear.”
Biden, who rarely mentions Trump, will speak at Statuary Hall, which is dominated by Trump supporters, in Congress today.
After Biden’s speech, a minute’s silence will be held, led by House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
So far, 725 suspects have been detained in connection with the congressional attack.
Most of the suspects are from the 19 He was charged with “trespassing on the Capitol building,” “disorderly conduct,” “obstructing the activities of Congress.”
another 325 suspects face more serious offences, such as “using dangerous weapons to attack officers.”
The investigation into the attack is being conducted by a special panel of the Democratic-dominated House of Representatives.
Phone records, visitor logs and other White House documents are being investigated that could shed light on the events that led to the attack.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is also investigating the attack extensively.
WHY IS TRUMP BEING BLAMED?
At a rally outside the White House shortly before the attack, Donald Trump asked protesters to march “peacefully” toward Congress.
But Trump also repeated his unsubstantiated claims that the election he lost was rigged, and demanded that his supporters “fight back.”
A week after the attack, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for “inciting an uprising” but was found not guilty in a Republican-controlled Senate hearing.
Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party’s leader in the Senate, said Trump was responsible for the attack.
Some Republican congressmen saw the Congressional attack, in which activists occasionally clashed with police, as a “peaceful protest disrupted by several people.”
Senator Ted Cruz of the Republican Party called yesterday’s incident a “violent terrorist attack.”