Will the innocence of former President Donald Trump affect the judgment of current President Joe Biden?
The incumbent US President Joe Biden said on Saturday evening that the acquittal of former President Donald Trump in the Senate of incitement to revolt and sparking riots on the Capitol building is a reminder that democracy is weak and that every American has a duty to defend the truth.
“This sad chapter in our history reminds us that democracy is weak,” Biden said in a statement issued hours after the Senate failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to convict Trump.
He noted that 57 members of the Senate, although seven of them were Republicans, voted to approve of Trump’s conviction.
Biden also said in his recent statement, “Although the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not disputed. Even those who oppose the conviction, such as Senate Minority Leader (Mitch) McConnell, believe that Donald Trump is guilty of” shameful dereliction of duty. ” .
Joe Biden also added, “Capitol Police Officer Brian Sekinik, who was killed during the siege of the Congress headquarters on January 6, does not lose sight of him and others who stood bravely on duty as guard and those who lost their lives.”