Biden Condemns Capitol Riot As 'An Unprecedented Assault On Our Democracy'
President-elect Joe Biden condemned the pro-Trump riot that breached the Capitol as "an unprecedented assault on our democracy." He added that they should not be called protesters, but were "a riotous mob."
During the assault on the U.S. Capitol, rioters displayed anti-Semitic symbols on flags and clothing. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers spoke with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt about extremism in the U.S.
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Joe Biden said yesterday's events were an "assault on our liberty" and called the people who invaded the Capitol building a "riotous mob."
Turning his attention to Donald Trump, he said the president had "unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of democracy - and yesterday was the culmination". Rep. Jamie Raskin, serving as the lead impeachment manager in the House of Representatives, condemned the Capitol riot and called for President Trump to be removed from office. Sen. Cory Booker condemns the Capitol riots during the debate over the Electoral College vote after a violent mob occupied the same building moments before. Aired on 01/06/2021.