- US President Joe Biden says acquittal a reminder that democracy is fragile.
- Biden notes that 57 senators – together with a document seven Republicans – voted to seek out Trump responsible.
- US president lauds the braveness of those that made efforts to guard the integrity of US democracy.
WASHINGTON: Following Donald Trump’s senate acquittal, US President Joe Biden has stated that it’s a reminder that democracy is fragile, and each American had an obligation to defend the reality.
“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile,” Biden stated in an announcement issued hours after the Senate didn’t muster the two-thirds majority wanted to convict Trump.
Biden famous that 57 senators – together with a document seven Republicans – voted to seek out Trump responsible, following a bipartisan vote by the Home of Representatives to question the Republican former president.
“While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader (Mitch) McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and ‘practically and morally responsible for provoking’ the violence unleashed on the Capitol,” Biden stated.
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He stated he was excited about Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed throughout the siege of the Capitol on January 6, others who bravely stood guard, and people who misplaced their lives.
He lauded the braveness of those that made efforts to guard the integrity of the US democracy, together with Democrats and Republicans, election officers and judges, elected representatives, and ballot staff.
“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism have no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies,” he stated.
The Democratic president stated the duty at hand was to finish what he known as “an uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation.”