For nearly two years, President Joe Biden and countless other Democratic officials have expressed outrage over what they describe as an attempted insurrection at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
A Democratic-led House committee spent most of that time supposedly investigating the circumstances of the riot before ultimately releasing a highly partisan report placing most of the blame on former President Donald Trump. The panel included two anti-Trump Republicans in an effort to give it the appearance of having been bipartisan.
With the second anniversary of the protest coming up later this week, the White House has announced a ceremony in which the president will doubtlessly parrot the leftist talking points that he and others on his side of the aisle have used ad nauseam to describe the riot and Trump supporters in general. Biden is scheduled to address the nation from the East Room on Friday.
The White House says Biden will mark the Jan. 6 anniversary with a ceremony in the East Room on Friday.
— Morgan Chalfant (@mchalfant16) January 3, 2023
The president earned accolades from fellow liberals last year for delivering a string of incendiary speeches in which he castigated not only those who participated in the supposed insurrection but also the millions of Americans who voted for his predecessor.
In one of those addresses, he accused Trump of creating and spreading “a web of lies about the 2020 election … 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.”
Biden delivered a primetime speech in September that extended his criticism of Trump to most of the Republican Party, which he said had become “dominated, driven, intimidated” by the former president.
Calling Trump voters “a threat to this country,” he added: “They refuse to accept the results of a free election. And they’re working right now as I speak in state after state to give the power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.”
Earlier in the year, he coined a term that built on the acronym for Trump’s “Make America Great Again” platform, accusing “ultra-MAGA” Americans of taking away women’s rights through their opposition to abortion.
Even some Democrats and mainstream media figures felt that the partisan attack fell flat, including former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, who tweeted: “Ultra MAGA isn’t a thing, sir.”