President Biden will speak about the responsibility that he believes former President Trump had in the Capitol attack on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the insurrection, according to the White House.
During Wednesday’s daily briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the president would address Trump’s role in the riot. She responded, “yes.”
“I would expect that President Biden will lay out the significance of what happened at the Capitol and the singular responsibility President Trump has for the chaos and carnage that we saw,” Psaki told reporters.
“And he will forcibly push back on the lie spread by the former president in an attempt to mislead the American people and his own supporters, as well as distract from his role and what happened,” she added.
Before the attack at the Capitol, the former president repeatedly made unsupported claims that the 2020 election was tainted by widespread voter fraud, and that the election was “stolen” from him.
Biden and Vice President Harris will speak on Thursday morning at the Capitol, one year after Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to halt the certification of Biden’s 2020 victory.
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