The next is a press release launched by President-elect Joe Biden Wednesday after the Home of Representatives voted to question President Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol.
“Final week, we noticed an unprecedented assault on our democracy. It was not like something now we have witnessed within the 244-year historical past of our nation.
A violent assault on america Capitol itself. On the folks’s representatives. On cops who each day threat their lives to guard them. And on fellow residents who function public servants in that Citadel of Liberty.
Home windows and doorways had been destroyed. Places of work ransacked. A Capitol Hill police officer was murdered. One other misplaced his life a number of days later. 4 different folks died within the mindless mayhem of that day.
This felony assault was deliberate and coordinated. It was carried out by political extremists and home terrorists, who had been incited to this violence by President Trump.
It was an armed revolt in opposition to america of America. And people accountable have to be held accountable.
In the present day, the members of the Home of Representatives exercised the ability granted to them underneath our Structure and voted to question and maintain the president accountable. It was a bipartisan vote forged by members who adopted the Structure and their conscience. The method continues to the Senate.
This nation additionally stays within the grip of a lethal virus and a reeling financial system. I hope that the Senate management will discover a approach to take care of their Constitutional tasks on impeachment whereas additionally engaged on the opposite pressing enterprise of this nation.
From confirmations to key posts corresponding to Secretaries for Homeland Safety, State, Protection, Treasury, and Director of Nationwide Intelligence, to getting our vaccine program on monitor, and to getting our financial system going once more. Too a lot of our fellow Individuals have suffered for too lengthy over the previous 12 months to delay this pressing work.
I’ve usually mentioned that there’s nothing we will’t do, if we do it collectively. And it has by no means been extra vital for us to face collectively as a nation than proper now.
So we should keep in mind who we’re as Individuals and what we stand for and consider.
It’s time for us to be what at our greatest now we have all the time been.
The US of America.”