Jan. 6 live updates: Biden tears into Trump for inciting Capitol attack

  

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Via:  krishna  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   ByLibby Cathey

Jan. 6 live updates: Biden tears into Trump for inciting Capitol attack
Speaking at the Capitol, Biden slammed Trump for "spreading a web of lies."

ABC News Live will provide all-day coverage of Thursday's events at the Capitol and examine the continuing fallout for American democracy one year since the Jan. 6 siege.

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A mob of supporters of President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. ( Leah Millis/Reuters, FILE)

Thursday marks one year since the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and Democrats observed the anniversary with somber tributes at the building that's the symbol of American democracy.

From Statuary Hall, which rioters stormed last year, President Joe Biden gave his most forceful rebuke of former President Donald Trump to date -- without calling him by name -- blaming him for the violence that erupted at the Capitol after he refused to accept a peaceful transfer of power for the first time in American history.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were the only Republicans present in the House chamber for a moment of silence led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

As night fell in Washington, hundreds of Americans gathered outside the Capitol and witnessed a far different scene than the  chaos and destruction  which defaced the building under attack this day last year. Instead of Trump flags and shattered glass, electric candles lit up the steps of the Capitol, as lawmakers left the complex following a full day of ceremonies marking one year since the  deadly insurrection .

Themes of truth and accountability dominated the events, along with warnings of ongoing threats to American democracy as Trump continues to  repeat falsehoods  to an accepting base about the 2020 presidential election.

Earlier, in a fiery speech condemning Trump's actions, Biden slammed Republicans for standing by Trump's "big lie" when there were GOP races "on the same ballot, on the same day, cast by the same voters" they have not contested.

Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden by 74 Electoral College votes and over 7 million popular votes. Despite that fact, Trump and his allies filed over 60 lawsuits challenging the outcome of the election over alleged fraud, despite no evidence of widespread fraud that could have impacted the results. Nearly every single lawsuit was rejected, thrown out, or withdrawn, including two denials from the Supreme Court. Still, there was a multi-faceted effort to overturn the results.



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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

As night fell in Washington, hundreds of Americans gathered outside the Capitol and witnessed a far different scene than the  chaos and destruction  which defaced the building under attack this day last year.

Instead of Trump flags and shattered glass, electric candles lit up the steps of the Capitol, as lawmakers left the complex following a full day of ceremonies marking one year since the  deadly insurrection .

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Themes of truth and accountability dominated the events, along with warnings of ongoing threats to American democracy as Trump continues to   repeat falsehoods   to an accepting base about the 2020 presidential election.

Earlier, in a   fiery speech   condemning Trump's actions, Biden slammed Republicans for standing by Trump's "big lie" when there were GOP races "on the same ballot, on the same day, cast by the same voters" they have not contested.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Trump lost the  2020 presidential election  to Biden by 74 Electoral College votes and over 7 million popular votes. Despite that fact, Trump and his allies filed over 60 lawsuits challenging the outcome of the election over alleged fraud, despite no evidence of widespread fraud that could have impacted the results. Nearly every single lawsuit was rejected, thrown out, or withdrawn, including two denials from the Supreme Court. Still, there was a multi-faceted effort to overturn the results.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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4  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

About time someone says something.  But where is the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, NSC, Secret Service and the DOJ?  That is their job.  Where are they?

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  bbl-1 @4    3 weeks ago
About time someone says something.  But where is the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, NSC, Secret Service and the DOJ?  That is their job.  Where are they?

I've been wondering the same thing. This was a blatant (and violent!) attempt to overturn democracy. Yet the repsonse has mostly been pretty feeble...and very slow!

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  Krishna @4.1    3 weeks ago

Yes.  For reasons I can not explain everything has always been 'very lightfooted' with anything connected to Trump.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

Perhaps many in those institutions still worship him as their god.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.3  bbl-1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.2    3 weeks ago

No.  Something else going on.  Remember the NRA and the laundering of Russian money a couple of years ago?  I think that was nickels and dimes.  It is the money, illegal foreign money and there is just too much of it, poisoning the economy, the banks and too many office holders and nobody knows how to fix it.

Is AON and NewsMax Russian fronts?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago
"Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, were the only Republicans present in the House chamber for a moment of silence led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi."

As the rest of the Republican lawmakers established where their loyalties were NOT.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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6  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

Where is America headed?

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."  (Abraham LIncoln)

“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand."  (Matthew 12:25)

 
 

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