President-Elect Joe Biden has issued a statement on the impeachment of President Donald Trump and the siege at the U.S. Capitol last week.
In his statement, Biden called the storming on the U.S. Capitol “an armed insurrection against the United States of America” and says “those responsible must be held accountable.”
This seems to suggest that Biden could take action against those who took part — or were even innocent bystanders — at the event last week.
A violent attack on the United States Capitol itself. On the people’s representatives. On police officers who every day risk their lives to protect them. And on fellow citizens who serve as public servants in that Citadel of Liberty.
Windows and doors were destroyed. Offices ransacked. A Capitol Hill police officer was murdered. Another lost his life a few days later. Four other people died in the senseless mayhem of that day.
This criminal attack was planned and coordinated. It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump.
It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.
Biden’s “must be held accountable” line has lead many to believe once he assumes office next week, his administration may take serious action against those who stormed the Capitol.
Without a hint of irony, Biden then called for “unity” after suggesting he was going to go after Trump supporters for exercising their right to protest:
Too many of our fellow Americans have suffered for too long over the past year to delay this urgent work.
I have often said that there is nothing we can’t do, if we do it together. And it has never been more critical for us to stand together as a nation than right now.
So we must remember who we are as Americans and what we stand for and believe. It’s time for us to be what at our best we have always been.
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