President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday said that race was a factor in the failure of Capitol Police to contain the mob that surged into the Capitol Wednesday to embark on a spree of violence.
“Our president is not above the law. Justice serves the people. It doesn’t protect the powerful. Justice is blind,” Biden said during a media event to announce his nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as attorney general.
“What we saw yesterday, in plain view was another violation of a fundamental tenet of this nation. Not only do we see the failure to protect one of the three branches of our government. We also saw a clear failure to carry out equal justice.”
“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the