Speaking Wednesday after chaos at Capitol Hill President-elect Joe Biden said “I know you’re all going to have a lot of questions, but I want to focus on the issue today, the judiciary as well as we are talking about the attorney general’s office and so I will have plenty of time to ask the questions I know you desperately want to ask about everything from the 25th amendment on but I’m not going to speak to that today. I want this to be the issue that we focus on because I think it is so important.”
“Yesterday in my view one of the darkest days in the history of our nation,” he continued “an unprecedented assault on our democracy, an assault literally on the citadel of liberty and the United States Capitol itself, an assault on the rule of law, an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings ratifying the will of the people and choosing the leadership of their government. All of us here grieve the loss of life, grieve the desecration of the people’s house but we–what we witnessed yesterday was not dissent, it was not disorder, it was not protest, it was chaos.
“They weren’t protesters, don’t dare call them protesters,” he added “They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It is that basic, it is that simple and I wish we could say we couldn’t see it coming but that isn’t true. We could see it coming. The past four years we have had a president who has made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law clear in everything he has done.”