Biden Wrongly Calls Jan. 6 Worst Attack on Democracy Since Civil War.
President Joe Biden insinuated Wednesday that the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
The president’s remarks came as he delivered his first speech before a joint session of Congress.
“I stand here tonight, one day shy of the 100th day of my administration,” Biden said.
“One hundred days since I took the oath of office — lifted my hand off our family Bible — and inherited a nation … in crisis,” he added.
“The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
“The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
It seemed clear Biden was referring to the Capitol incursion, during which some supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building following a rally to protest the results of the 2020 election.
Biden’s remarks come weeks after another Democrat, though a far lesser-known one, compared the Capitol incursion to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.