Although President Joe Biden attempted to stress the importance of Friday’s January 6 Committee hearings at Capitol Hill, he admitted that he was too busy to attend them.
Biden stated, “It is important that the American people understand the true events and that the same forces which led to Jan. 6, remain at work today.”
To get maximum coverage and audience, Democrats broadcast the first public hearing by the select committee investigating the January 6 protests Thursday night at prime time.
Biden stated that he was busy with other business and couldn’t watch the games last night. “But, I’m telling you the truth, there’s a lot happening.”
The president described the January 6 protests again as “a brutal attack on our democracy.”
Biden stated, in reference to his 2020 presidential campaign slogan, “We’re witnessing how the battle for America’s soul has been far from won.” “But I know that together, and this is what I mean, we can unify, Democrat or Republican, let no one put a dagger in the throat of democracy.”
Biden has repeatedly condemned the actions of former President Donald Trump for trying to “overthrow Democracy” on January 6. However, polls show that fewer Americans believe the former president was responsible for the protesters storming Capitol Hill in protest against the 2020 presidential election.
A NBC News poll found that 52 percent of Americans blamed Trump in January 2021 for the riots. However, only 45 percent believed it in May 2022.