US President Joe Biden will address political violence in the country in his speech commemorating the storming of the Capitol on Thursday. He calls on all Americans not to allow that.
Supporters of Donald Trump stormed the House of Representatives exactly a year ago to reverse Biden’s election victory. That’s when the results were made official. Five people were killed in the storm, including a police officer. Other recent political violence in the US has been a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmore in 2020 over the corona measures.
“Are we becoming a country that has political violence as its norm? Are we becoming a country where partisan officials override the people’s will? We cannot afford to become such a country,” Biden said in his speech, which has already been shared. with the American press. “Americans need to start recognizing lies and not live in a shadow of lies.”
Biden will deliver his speech at the Capitol on Thursday afternoon. Vice President Kamala Harris is also present. However, many Republicans don’t come. Some, such as Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, are at the funeral of a party member. Still, according to American media, the absence also marks the division in the political landscape.
It was announced on Wednesday that Biden would lash out at his predecessor Trump. The president says Trump is solely responsible for the storming of the House of Representatives. Shortly before the attack, Trump delivered a speech a few miles away calling for justice. He said the election was stolen. Thereupon, many supporters marched to the Capitol and forcibly entered the building.