VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania – President Joe Biden delivered a campaign speech on Friday, taking the opportunity to address the third anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. During his speech, Biden criticized former President Donald Trump and his supporters for their actions leading up to and following the 2020 election.
Biden highlighted the attempts to overturn the election results and the challenges faced by election workers, specifically mentioning individuals who were targeted and threatened by Trump and his supporters. He emphasized that Trump’s claims about the election were repeatedly rejected by the courts, leading to 60 consecutive losses in various legal challenges.
The president also condemned Trump’s lack of response to political violence, citing the January 6th attack as a desperate act by Trump after realizing he had lost the election. Biden stressed that political violence has no place in a democracy and expressed concern over the lack of denouncement from Trump and his supporters.
Furthermore, Biden criticized Trump’s behavior at a recent rally, where he joked about violent attacks, and expressed disgust at the lack of accountability for such actions. The president concluded his speech by reiterating his stance against political violence and the need for accountability.
Biden’s speech in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, serves as a reminder of the events surrounding the 2020 election and the ongoing efforts to address the impact of political rhetoric on the nation. The president’s remarks shed light on the importance of upholding democratic values and the need for accountability in the face of political violence.