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Biden took the lectern and said in a somber tone: 'At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault. Unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times. Assault on the citadel of liberty, the Capitol itself.'
The rioters broke into the Capitol as members of Congress met for the final procedural step in cementing Biden’s electoral win. Counting the Electoral College votes is normally a largely symbolic gesture, but Trump and several of his congressional allies hoped to contest the results during the count.
Biden said the certification was a 'sacred ritual in which we affirm the majesty of American democracy,' before adding that the day’s events were 'a reminder, a painful one, that democracy is fragile.'" Politico
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