The president is not above the law, Biden recalled in his speech.
Future president Joe Biden blame the resigning president Donald Trumpia inciting violence in a congressional demonstration on Wednesday.
“Yesterday was one of the darkest days in our nation,” Biden said at the beginning of his press conference late Thursday night Finnish time.
Biden stressed that the attackers were not protesters but a gang of criminals and domestic terrorists.
“Don’t even dare call them protesters.”
Stateside has failed to distribute justice equally, Biden noted. He highlighted the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, which have re-emerged as police have been criticized for treating Congress House assailants graciously compared to police use of force during BLM protests.
“No one can argue to me that if yesterday had been a protest by BLM supporters, they would not have been treated very, very differently from this group of criminals who rushed to the House of Congress. We all know it is true and it is completely unacceptable.”
Wednesday the events were, according to Biden, the culmination of the presidential attacks, where Trump sought to harness the crowd to get his will through.
In the past, Trump has tried to reverse the election result through the courts. Biden accused Trump of treating the country’s Department of Justice as if they were his personal attorneys.
Biden thanked the judges of all levels for doing their job with dignity, straightforwardness, and independence under intense pressure. No court found the election to be fraudulent.
“The president is not above the law.”
Press conference the actual subject was Biden’s new announcements to the leadership of the Ministry of Justice. Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that he would become Minister of Justice Merrick Garland. He is the chief judge of the Washington Washington Court of Appeal. Garland is known as a moderate liberal.
In his speech, Biden stressed that the Department of Justice works for the law and not for the president.
Right at the beginning of the press conference, Biden stated that he did not intend to answer questions about the use of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, that is, in practice, the dismissal of the President.