President Biden called House and Senate staffers to thank them for their courage as they defended the Capitol during Trump’s insurrection.
The Twitter account of President Biden tweeted:
In the face of a violent mob on January 6, House and Senate staff sprang into action to defend the Capitol and our democracy. I called some of them today to hear their stories and thank them for their courage. They are just a few of the unsung heroes of that day. pic.twitter.com/fpW4JmjZ3R
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 7, 2022
Donald Trump didn’t care about the safety of these staffers on 1/6/21. The former president sat on his hands and gleefully watched the attack on television while people were fighting to defend democracy.
Republicans like Lindsey Graham are seething because President Biden called out Trump for the Capitol attack, but there are people working in the Capitol who stood up to defend democracy in the face of the Trump incited violence, and they deserve the appreciation of the nation.
Joe Biden knows all about how hard congressional staffers work. President Biden appreciates people. Donald Trump didn’t care about the lives he was jeopardizing on 1/6, but fast forward a year later, and those same people are being seen and acknowledged.
The people who Trump jeopardized are being thanked by Biden, and that is a change that America desperately needed in the Oval Office.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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