President Joe Biden will commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol incident with a ceremony in the White House’s East Room. Friday marks two years since Capitol Police lost control of a protesting crowd that ultimately stormed the building.
The president also used the date last year to deliver an address to the nation. That speech was notable for his singular focus on blaming his predecessor for the day’s events.
Sharply criticizing former President Donald Trump, Biden alleged he “created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.” He accused Trump of valuing “power over principle” and putting his own interests above those of the nation.
Biden told the country that Trump’s ego won out over “democracy and our Constitution.”
Trump did not take the attacks lying down. He called the president’s remarks “political theater” and said they were merely delivered to divert attention from his many failures.
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The former president included in those White House shortcomings his “insane policies of open borders, corrupt elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures.”
Trump further noted that Biden resorted to using his name to “further divide America.”
Biden is also expected to deliver remarks at Friday’s ceremony.
Clearly, the Biden administration has not pivoted away from its “blame Trump” mantra. A Democrat-led House panel spent months on end trying to lay out its “evidence” for the former president’s complicity in the events of Jan. 6.
The House committee, effectively defanged this week with Republicans assuming control of the lower chamber, referred Trump to the Justice Department for several charges.
They included conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to make a false statement, and obstruction of a government official.
Meanwhile, Biden continues to preside over a failed economy with historic inflation, a southern border that has collapsed into anarchy, violent crime sweeping the nation, and a country ready for a leader to step up and take responsibility.
That, however, is not the current president’s way. Instead, he will hold a White House ceremony on Friday and doubtlessly continue to blame all of the nation’s woes on his predecessor. And, of course, an afternoon of protest at the Capitol.