Joe Biden allows rips on Capitol rioters – ‘I don’t care if you think I’m a devil’ | world | News
President Biden said he doesn’t care if people think he’s an “incarnation of the devil,” but he told CNN’s city council that people can’t ignore what happened in the Capitol riots earlier this year. Biden, 78, said: “I don’t care if you think I’m a demon incarnate, the truth is you can’t look at this TV and say nothing happened on day six.
“You can’t listen to people who say this was a peaceful march.”
A YouGov poll conducted after January 6 showed Republican voters divided over whether to support those who stormed the Capitol.
Just under half, 45 percent, actively expressed support for the insurgency versus 43 percent of Republican voters who opposed it.
The 46th president was responding to CNN Director Don Lemon, who asked Biden if he trusted the bipartisan commission set up to investigate the insurgency led by Donald Trump’s supporters.
A 13-member House committee was called last month, but both Republicans and Democrats disagreed over the choice of politicians for the group.
On Wednesday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vetoed two nominations submitted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the big old party.
Pelosi, 81, refused to accept Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio to the committee as the two men voted to annul the 2020 election result just hours after storming the Capitol.
“Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, insistence on the truth, and concern about the statements and actions taken by these members, I must reject the recommendations of the representatives of banks and Jordan to the select committee,” the parliament speaker said.
President Biden responded to recent developments in Washington by saying, “The kind of things that have been said recently, I think you’re starting to see, and also by Democrats, this kind of poison is starting to leak.”
The January 6 riots followed a few turbulent months for American politics.
After Biden defeated Trump by 81.2 million votes to 74.2 million, the outgoing Republican president announced that the race to 270 had been rigged.
Trump’s team has provided no evidence to support such allegations, which remain completely unfounded.