Biden said tonight that he is thinking of those guarding the Capitol on January 6, those who lost their lives, and those who live with the terror.
President Joe Biden stated the acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial is ‘sad’, stating that all Americans, especially the nation’s leaders, have a duty and responsibility to stand up.
Biden noted in his statement that “violence and extremism have no place in the United States.”
Biden also mentioned Brian Sicknick, who died in the siege and the assault.
57 Senators voted against him and among them 7 are Republicans, and 43 Senators found him “not guilty.” Two-thirds of the Senate, or 67 votes, were needed for conviction.
The president said that he is thinking of those who died on that day and calls it a “sad chapter” in the history of the US.
The complete statement of President Biden is available on the White House website.
Donald Trump has been acquitted from the allegations of inciting violence at the Capitol on January 6, one of the most convulsive days in the history of the country, in which five people died.
Republican voters in the Senate saved Trump and prevented Democrats from getting enough votes to convict him.
Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate, under Democratic control, of any fault in the assault on the Capitol.
Only seven Republicans voted to convict Trump. The final count was 57 in favor of the conviction and 43 against when the House needed 67 votes to convict Trump.
Trump’s legal team defended the former president’s notion of freedom of expression and portrayed him as innocent.
Democratic lawmaker Jamie Raskin, who is leading the impeachment against Trump, asked Republicans to think about the future of the country and vote carefully.
Trump applauds his acquittal and warns that his movement “has just begun”