WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – There was a gloomy atmosphere on Capitol Hill on Thursday as lawmakers discussed events that took place a year ago and President Biden took aim at his predecessor.
Lawmakers spent Thursday thinking about the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol.
Representative Susan Wild (D-Penn.) said: “It was pretty much the worst moment of my life.
Wild and others shared their experiences from that day and what they learned.
“How close we were to the real, real threats,” Wild said.
“This is not a tourist group. It was an armed uprising,” Biden said.
Earlier in the day, the president condemned former President Trump’s actions and blamed him for inciting his supporters to overturn the election.
“He does it because he values authority over principle. Because he sees his own interests as more important than the interests of the country, more than the interests of America,” Biden said.
While many Republicans were in Georgia for the funerals of former Senator Johnny Isakson, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), one some of the biggest voices pushing the former president to run for a lie, pushed for the treatment of Trump supporters accused of following the uprising.
“Last January 6 was not an uprising,” Gaetz said.
“This is a two-tier justice system that never existed in our country,” Greene said.
Even though Donald Trump canceled his event at Mar-a-Lago, he still released a statement, attacking the president, the Democrats and the election.
https://kfor.com/news/democrats-reflect-on-january-6-gaetz-greene-try-to-redirect-blame/ Democrats reflect on January 6; Gaetz, Greene tries to shift blame