President Biden spoke about the assassination attempt against Speaker Pelosi, in which her husband was grievously injured, saying that those who kept peddling ‘malarkey’ about a stolen election were responsible for affecting the mentality of people who choose to do these kind of acts.
BIDEN: “I want to make a brief statement about Nancy and Paul Pelosi. You know, uh, I talked to them. He seems to be doing a lot better. Looks like he's going to recover fully. And also, they don't know for certain, but it looks like this was intended for Nancy. He kept asking: ‘Where's Nancy, where's Nancy?’
And the generic point I want to make, is that, you know, it's one thing to condemn the violence. But you can't condemn the violence unless you condemn those people who continue to argue the election was not real, that it’s been stolen that all the, all the malarkey that's being put out there to undermine democracy. You can't just apologize and say “The violence”. It affects people's mentality, it affects how people think, particularly people who are not maybe as stable as other people. So the talk has to stop. That's the problem, that's the problem. You can't just say ‘I feel badly about the violence and we condemn it.’
Condemn what produces the violence, and this talk produces the violence.