OREANDA-NEWS. The President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, on the anniversary of the storming of the Capitol, accused his predecessor Donald Trump of trying to obstruct a peaceful transition of power in the country.
"For the first time in history, a president didn't just lose an election, he tried to prevent a peaceful transfer of power when a violent gang attacked the Capitol. But they did not win,"- follows Joe Biden's statement as part of his address to Congress.
In doing so, Joe Biden did not name his specific predecessors, but pointed out several times that "the former US president created numerous lies around the 2020 election" and that he was watching it on television while the assault took place.
"His sick ego means more to him than our democracy,"- Joe Biden said, rebuking his predecessor for failing and "refusing" to accept defeat.
On 6 January 2021, Trump supporters stormed the US congressional building where a session was being held to confirm the results of the presidential election. Biden won the vote. The protesters disagreed with the vote count, broke through a security cordon, seized the Capitol and disrupted the meeting. They were forced out of the building only hours later. Five people were killed in the clashes.
Biden accused Trump of instigating the storming. Major social media executives, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, saw the threat of incitement to violence in posts Trump posted shortly before the Capitol attack. His accounts were blocked. For his part, Trump said his opposition to the election results would not interfere with the transfer of power. Biden's inauguration took place on 20 January.
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