‘I don’t care if you think I’m Satan reincarnated’: Biden says no excuse for people underplaying Capitol riot


President Biden said Wednesday that he doesn’t care if anyone thinks he’s “the reincarnation of the devil,” but is not far from the January 6 Capitol riots.

At a town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, Joe Biden said, “I don’t care if you think I’m the reincarnation of the devil, the fact is you can’t watch that television and say 6 (January) ) nothing happened.” Organized by CNN News.

“You can’t listen to people who say it was a peaceful march,” he said.

The US President also said that whatever the party, there is only one way to look at the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters.

On January 6, a mob allegedly instigated by former President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill. It attacked the police officers guarding the building, entered the premises and forced the MPs to take shelter.

Prior to the riots, Mr Trump had consistently accused him of fraud in the November 2020 presidential elections without offering any evidence to back those claims.

Since the riots, more than 500 people have been arrested and most recently, five people from a family who participated in the riots were charged by federal authorities.

In the November 2020 elections, President Biden won 81.2 million votes compared to 74.2 million votes in favor of Donald Trump. With this, Joe Biden became the first US presidential candidate to receive over 80 million votes.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, in the 2020 presidential elections, more than 159.63 million people voted – the largest total voter turnout in US history and also the first time that more than 140 million people voted.

During the town hall on Wednesday, President Biden said, “More people voted last time than at any time in American history amid the worst pandemic in history … they’re about to appear again.”

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