Keeping with the theme of his re-election campaign, President Biden marked the third anniversary of the January 6 Capitol protest by portraying his likely opponent, former President Donald Trump, as a “threat to democracy” and an “insurrectionist.” At one point, the president once again repeated the complete lie that police officers were killed by the crowd on January 6.
“Three years ago tomorrow, we saw with our own eyes the violent mob storm the United States Capitol. It was almost in disbelief as you first turned on the television. For the first time in our history, insurrections had come to stop the peaceful transfer of power in America,” Biden said, omitting the fact that the U.S. Capitol has been bombed by far-left extremists multiple times.
“Over 140 police officers were injured. Jill and I attended the funeral of police officers who died as a result of the events of that day because Donald Trump’s lies,” the president went on to say. “They died because these lies brought a mob to Washington.”
Numerous Democrat leaders and officials, including President Biden, have repeated the false claim that Capitol Police officers were murdered by the crowd on January 6. Officer Brian Sicknick passed away in the days following the protests, though the cause of death was determined to be natural causes.
This did not stop mainstream media outlets and Democrat leaders from spreading a lie that Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher, however. President Biden and the First Lady did attend Sicknick’s funeral and attributed his death to the protesters.
An additional four officers committed suicide in the weeks and months following the protest.
These facts have not stopped officials from lying, as Attorney General Merrick Garland repeated the same falsehood just hours before his boss spoke at Valley Forge. “Over the course of several hours, law enforcement officers defending the Capitol that day. Our efforts are with the loved ones who are grieving for the five officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty as a result of what happened to them on January 6,” Garland said during a press conference Friday.
Democrat leaders — including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Biden — have even included an officer who was killed by a Nation of Islam member in April 2021 as part of the January 6 “death toll.”
“Today is a ceremony to honor heroes of Jan. 6,” Biden said at an awards ceremony in the White House East Room on the second anniversary of the riot. “We also recognize the late US Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans. His family is with us today,” Biden said a year ago today.
“While they were still cordoning off the Capital because threats by these sick insurrectionists continued to be propagated on the internet — again, all America saw what happened when Officer Evans was killed defending a checkpoint you had to go through to get up to the Capitol because of these godawful sick threats that continue to move forward,” Biden said. “And the whole world saw it. It’s just hard to believe, it’s hard to believe it could happen here in America.”
The president failed to mention that the killer, Noah Green, described himself as a follower of the anti-white extremist group. He also failed to mention that the unrelated incident took place weeks after the Capitol protests.
Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) also attributed Evans’ murder to the pro-Trump crowd in 2022.