American Decline

Biden, on anniversary of Jan. 6: ‘You can’t love your country only when you win’

Well, that’s kind of the point. The partisan sides are essentially rival countries at this point.

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

President Biden spoke Thursday regarding the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack, delivering a potent and powerful address in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

His speech, held in a venue in which U.S. presidents rarely appear, also served as a forceful rebuke of former President Donald Trump, who Biden never mentioned by name.

“You can’t love your country only when you win,” Biden proclaimed Thursday. “You can’t obey the law only when it is convenient. You can’t be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.”

In discussing the events of the riot, the current president blamed his predecessor for spreading a virtriolic “web of lies about the 2020 election,” and assailed him for refusing to accept he lost.

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