White House to hold Trump responsible for Jan. 6 'chaos and carnage'
A year after Trump’s supporters attacked the Capitol, the White House Spokesperson says President Joe Biden will call out Trump's ‘singular responsibility’ for the attack.
White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki announced today, Wednesday, that US President Joe Biden will call out Donald Trump’s “singular responsibility” behind the January 6 insurrection, when his supporters attacked the US Capitol, which houses Congress.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says Pres. Biden tomorrow will address former president Trump’s role in the Capitol attack, including the "singular responsibility President Trump has for the chaos and carnage we saw.” pic.twitter.com/Q90VlUIoqL— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 5, 2022
Biden has been “clear eyed about the threat the former president represents to our democracy and how the former president constantly works to constantly undermine basic American values and rule of law,” Psaki said.
She noted that Biden sees January 6 as a “tragic culmination of what those four years under President Trump did to our country.”
Due to a slew of bureaucratic requirements, it took military officials more than three hours to deploy the National Guard to Congress as it was besieged by rioters.
On December 31, 2021, the Pentagon announced that it would streamline the process for approving the use of National Guard forces in Washington, nearly a year after the deadly attack on the US Capitol.
According to the Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense will now be "the single approval authority for all requests" for emergency use of District of Columbia National Guard personnel inside Washington.
Several hundred rioters claiming the vote was rigged stormed the Capitol on January 6, as Congress was about to officially certify Biden's victory in the US presidential elections.
The violent and chaotic attack resulted in the death of five people at the Capitol, including a policeman. Trump has refused to admit defeat to Biden and continues to make baseless claims that he won the election.
The former President responded to the saying in a recent statement, “We will fight the Subpoenas on Executive Privilege and other grounds."