USA. First Anniversary of the storming of the Capitol. Speech by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

US President Joe Biden gave a speech on the first anniversary of his opponents’ assault on the Capitol. – Exactly a year ago, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked. But it survived. We, the nation, persevered. We, the nation, have won, said Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized that the extremists who attacked the Capitol wanted to “demean and destroy not only the building, but also institutions and values ​​and ideals.”

Thursday is the anniversary of the storming of the Capitol. A year after Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the US parliamentary headquarters, 725 people have heard charges and 71 have heard judgments. One of the largest US investigations in history has yet to answer key questions about planning and key accountants.

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Biden: Our democracy has survived. We, the nation, have won

– A year ago, on that very day, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked. The governments of the people were attacked. Our constitution has faced the worst threat. The police on the Capitol Hill were attacked to a great extent, said Biden. – Our guard, police department and other officials saved the rule of law in this place. Our democracy has survived. We, the nation, persevered. We, the nation, have won, he declared.

For the first time in history, he said, a president who lost an election tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power by sending an agitated crowd to the Capitol. – However, they were not successful. On this day, we must remember that such an attack should never take place again, announced the US President.

He called the events of January 6 “an armed uprising”. – They did not want to uphold the will of the people, they wanted to overthrow it. They did not want to save America’s interests, they wanted to trample the constitution. It’s not something we can just stuff into the past. Let’s not say the past is gone and will not come back. This is the way forward. This is what great nations do. They don’t bury the past, but look courageously in its face. And we are a great nation, he declared.

Biden: A year ago, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked

Biden: A year ago, in this sacred place, democracy was attackedReuters

Biden: For Donald Trump, power is more important than rules

Speaking in the Capitol building, Biden warned that Trump’s false claims about the alleged electoral fraud undermine the rule of law and could jeopardize future elections.

– We must make it clear to ourselves what is truth and what is a lie. And the truth is: the former US president created and spread a web of lies about the elections. He did it because for him power is more important than rules, because he sees his own interests as more important than America’s, because his hurt ego is more important to him than our democracy and constitution – said Biden.

He condemned his predecessor for “doing nothing for hours while watching the storming of the Capitol – a symbol of American democracy”.

Biden: For Donald Trump, power is more important than rules

Biden: For Donald Trump, power is more important than rulesReuters

Harris: our democracy has been attacked

Earlier, the speech was delivered by US Vice President Kamala Harris. As she said, on January 6, 2021 “our democracy was attacked”. – On that day, I was not only the vice-president-elect, I was also a US senator. I was here on Capitol Hill this morning. In a closed hearing with colleagues on the Intelligence Committee. A few hours later, the Capitol gates were breached, she reported.

As she mentioned, the officials hid in their offices, turning cabinets into barricades. – Extremists not only threatened the lives of democratically elected officials. They wanted to demean and destroy not only the building, but also the institutions, values ​​and ideals in the name of which generations of Americans have marched and shed their blood to protect them, Harris said.

– On January 6, we all saw what our country would look like if the forces that want to destroy our country were ever to succeed. We cannot allow our future to be decided by those who want to take away our right to vote, who bargain human life and disinformation, she appealed.

Harris: On January 6, our democracy was attacked

Harris: On January 6, our democracy was attackedTVN24

Assault on the Capitol

On January 6, 2021, thousands of Donald Trump supporters, encouraged by the words of the former president, stormed Congress in an attempt to stop the House from approving Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Five people died in the riots and several dozen were injured. So far, almost 700 people involved in the incidents have been charged.

Assault on the CapitolTayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency / ABACAPRESS.COM / PAP

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