President Joe Biden heartily disputed the idea that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a “peaceful march” during Wednesday night’s CNN town hall.
“I don’t care if you think I’m Satan reincarnated,” Biden said in response to a question from Don Lemon about House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision to remove all Republicans from the House’s January 6 riot panel. “The fact is, you can’t look at that television and say, ‘Nothing happened on the 6th.’ You can’t listen to people who say this was a peaceful march. No, I’m serious.”
The president additionally criticized rhetoric coming from “way off on the other side.”
“QAnon, the idea that the Democrats, that Biden is hiding people and sucking the blood of children, and I’m serious,” he said. “Now, you may not like me, and that’s your right. Look, it’s as simple as that. Usually, you can walk out and say, ‘I just don’t like the way that guy wears his tie. I’m voting against.’ And you have a right to do that.”
“But the kinds of things that are being said of late — and I think you’re beginning to see some of that from Democrats as well, sort of the venom that leaks out of a lot of it — we’ve got to get beyond this,” he continued.
“Unless Speaker Pelosi reverses course and seats all five Republican nominees, Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy told reporters Wednesday afternoon. “Denying the voices of members who have served in the military and law enforcement, as well as leaders of standing committees, has made it undeniable that this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility and shows the Speaker is more interested in playing politics than seeking the truth.”
You can watch the entire town hall on CNN.
Author : Christian Datoc