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President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris to speak on anniversary of January 6th Capitol Riot

The White House announced that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Thursday on the anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riot.

Lawmakers are preparing events to reflect on the events of that day.

According to the New York Post, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) vice-chair of the House select committee investigating the riot, told ABC that Republicans “can either be loyal to our Constitution or loyal to Donald Trump, but we cannot be both. Any man who would provoke a violent assault on the Capitol to stop the counting of electoral votes, any man who would watch television as police officers were being beaten, as his supporters were invading the Capitol of the United States, is clearly unfit for future office, clearly can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again.”

Cheney has continued to criticize the former President on numerous occasions. In her interview with ABC, she said Trump “crossed lines no American president has ever crossed before.”

Last month, Trump announced he will be holding a news conference at his Florida club, Mar-a-lago, on January 6th to talk about the riots that occurred a year prior.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced a different program of events to be held at the Capitol in remembrance of the riot. These events will include testimonies, a moment of silence, and a prayer vigil.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki previously stated, “January 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy. It was a day when our nation’s capital was under attack, and I think there’s no question you’ll see us commemorate that day.”

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: DENVER GAZETTE

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