President Biden will be travelling to Valley Forge on Saturday to deliver a speech where he will portray former President Donald Trump as a “threat to democracy” on the third anniversary of the January 6 Capitol protests.
Valley Forge was the site of a crucial moment in the American revolution when George Washington decided to camp his army there in the winter of 1777. The battered and depleted army battled extreme winter conditions and disease before reorganizing at the Pennsylvania camp.
It has long been viewed as a turning point in the American revolution and a testament to American resolve.
Now, President Biden intends to use the site for a divisive speech where he intends to portray half the country as “threats” to “democracy,” according to a report from NBC News.
“Our message is clear, and it is simple: We are running a campaign like the fate of our democracy depends on it. Because it does,” Biden re-election campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez told reporters. Communications director Michael Taylor used similar ominous language, claiming that Trump will use all of his power to systematically dismantle and destroy our democracy” if re-elected in 2024.
In past January 6 addresses, Biden has repeated the false claim that Capitol Police officers were killed by protesters. This was especially pronounced in the weeks following the protests, where the president and first lady attended the funeral of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died of natural causes.
That did not stop the Biden Administration and partisan media outlets from claiming that Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher, a lie that is still repeated to this day.
In his 2022 address, Biden claimed that Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans was killed by pro-Trump protesters. “Today is a ceremony to honor heroes of Jan. 6, but also to recognize the late U.S. Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans,” Biden said. “His family is with us today. Three months after Jan. 6, while they were still cordoning off the Capitol because … threats by these sick insurrectionists continued to be profligated on the internet, again all of America saw what happened when Officer Evans was killed defending a checkpoint he had to go through to get to the Capitol because of these God-awful, sick threats that continue to move forward.”
Evans was actually killed in April 2021, when a Nation of Islam member ran him down in a vehicle attack outside the Capitol Building.
He has also claimed that violence at the Capitol has “never happened before,” ignoring a 1954 attack when four Puerto Rican terrorists stormed the building armed with guns. Five lawmakers were wounded in the attack.
The Capitol was also the target of an attack in 1971, when the far-left group Weather Underground bombed the building. One of the perpetrators was Bill Ayers, who went on to form a close relationship with Barrack Obama.
In 1983, far-left radicals once again bombed the Capitol in response to U.S.-led intervention in Grenada. Susan Rosenberg, a participant in the bombing, went on to become a “fundraising guru” for the Black Lives Matter organization.