President-elect Joe Biden addressed the country after supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to protest the results of the presidential election.
“At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault, unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times. An assault on the citadel of liberty, the Capitol itself,” Biden said.
Biden stressed during his speech that the “words of a president matter,” and called President Donald Trump to go on national television to condemn the violence.
“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,” Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Deleware.
Biden repeatedly stressed the historical nature of the images coming from Capitol Hill as Trump’s supporters swarmed into the House and Senate chambers, disrupting the proceedings to certify the electoral college vote.
“This is not dissent, it’s