Democrats are doing everything possible to hang on to the narrative they have crafted around the events of January 6, 2021, now two years after the fact. Joe Biden has announced that he will host a ceremony in the White House’s East Room on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the disturbance at the Capitol Building.
Observers expect that Biden will continue the theme of his ominous speech on January 6 last year that condemned almost all Republican politicians and voters. In that address, Biden essentially blamed President Donald Trump for the deadly shooting of protester Ashli Babbitt by a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
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Biden said at the time that President Trump “created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.” Biden said that Trump “can’t accept that he lost” and said he acted as he did “because he values power over principle because he sees his own interest as more important than his country’s interest, America’s interest, and because his bruised ego means more to him than our democracy and our Constitution.”
Experts believe Biden will continue his attacks on Trump voters. Last year, Biden said, “The former president’s supporters are trying to rewrite history. They want you to see Election Day as the insurrection.”
President Trump responded to Biden’s comments on the first anniversary of January 6 by noting that his comments amount to “political theater” and an attempt to deflect from the current administration’s failures.
Trump added: “Biden, who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America.”
As the new Congress was seated on Tuesday afternoon, Biden and the Democrats saw the House return to a slim GOP majority. That implies the immediate demise of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked January 6 Committee. Without that propaganda arm available to bash President Trump and his more than 74 million voters, Democrats will have to turn to Biden to maintain their anti-Trump campaigning into the 2024 presidential election season.