In the aftermath of one of the worst days in modern American history — when violent rioters stormed the US Capitol building — President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris had two choices. The first was to deliver on their calls for “unity.” The second was to bang the oft-used political drum of identity politics with an eye to capitalize on the chaos. In an act which stands as a precursor for the revolting strategy they will no doubt apply throughout their administration, they chose the latter.
Joe Biden said that “a group of Black Lives Matter” protesters would have been “treated very, very differently,” and that “we all know that’s true.”
Joe Biden called the difference between how police treated Trump rioters versus Black Lives Matter protesters “unacceptable” pic.twitter.com/qj8DbH42zQ
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Kamala Harris took this statement one step further by presenting the appalling actions of the rioters as being