Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden condemned violence and rioting after a pro-Trump crowd stormed the Capitol on Wednesday in an apparent bid to stop the Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote for Biden.
Biden made a short address on Wednesday afternoon, altering his planned remarks on the economy to address the violence and riots that had broken out in Washington, D.C., amid President Trump’s “Save America” protest of the Electoral College certification. During his remarks, Biden called on Trump to immediately deliver an address on national television to “defend the Constitution.”
“At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times,” Biden said, referring to the riots on Capitol Hill. He later added: “I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege.”
“It’s not protest. It’s insurrection,” Biden added. “This god-awful display today is bringing home