White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to questions about President Biden’s strong remarks calling out President Trump over his inaction during the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
JEAN-PIERRE: “The former president had a choice to make the choice was, do you stand up stand on the side of our law enforcement? Or do you stand on the sight of a mob? And we know his actions speak for himself where he where the former president stood? I do want to, just want to pull out a little bit of what he said, because this is incredibly powerful what the president said. So the Capitol Police, the DC Metro Police, and the law enforcement were attacked and assaulted. They were they were speared. They were sprayed, they were stomped on, they were brutalized and lives were lost. And after three hours the defeated former president of the United States watched it happen. As he sat in the comfort of his private dining room next to the Oval Office, brave law enforcement were subjected to medieval hell for three hours. And so that's what the president wanted to make sure that he put out there, dripping in blood surrounded by carnage, face-to-face with a crazed mob that believed the lies of the defeated president. So he bears the former president bears responsible responsibility for that.