Washington, D.C. (Washington Insider Magazine) – On Tuesday, President Joe Biden asked all Americans to stand up to the “lies” on January 6 that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. Biden is calling for a bipartisan endeavor to look into what exactly happened on January 6.
“This was not dissented. It was disorder,” Biden claimed. This would be the six-month anniversary of the insurrection. “It posed an existential crisis and a test of whether our democracy could survive – a sad reminder that there is nothing guaranteed about our democracy.”
Biden continued by saying, “Democracy did prevail, and we must all continue the work to protect and preserve it.” The rioters of the former Donald Trump assaulted the U.S. Capitol Building during the time that the Electoral College votes were being counted.
Biden also asked that the insurrection be carefully investigated, and he encouraged Americans to “stand up to the lies” that led to the riot. Biden continued by saying that we need to determine “what happened so that we can remember it and not bury it hoping we forget.”
Biden, also, said in a statement, “It requires all of us working together – Democrats, Republicans, and independents – on behalf of the common good to restore decency, honor, and respect for the rule of law. It impels our government – both the executive and legislative branches – to take the urgent steps needed to protect the fundamental right to vote.”
As of now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working on a select panel to investigate the attack.
Earlier on Tuesday – also marking the six-month anniversary of the insurrection – the Department of Justice gave out new statistics about the insurrection. “More than 535 defendants have been arrested in nearly all 50 states in connection with the attack, and at least 165 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, according to the department’s news release.”
There were six people who were arrested for assaulting someone from the media or destroying media equipment. In addition, 495 defendants were charged with “entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds.”
The Department of Justice made a statement that said, “The Department of Justice’s resolve to hold accountable those who committed crimes on January 6th has not, and will not, wane.”
On Tuesday, eleven new videos were released by the FBI. The videos showed suspects assaulting federal officers. The FBI is asking for help in identifying these suspects.