In a searing speech — and his most direct challenge to Trump — Biden vowed to defend American democracy and said Jan. 6 represents not its end but rather a rebirth of “liberty and fair play.”
“I did not seek this fight brought to this Capitol one year ago today, but I will not shrink from it, either. I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation and allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy,” Biden said.
Democratic House leaders planned a full day of commemorative activities, including testimonials from lawmakers, commentary from historians and a prayer vigil. Senate and House Democrats delivered floor speeches about the day, recalling their fear of the invading mob. Both chambers held moments of silence. Nearly all Republicans were absent from the Capitol and did not participate in the events.
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