In a speech on Monday, Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech directed at Donald Trump, accusing him for the crimes committed by a small fraction of those who attended the January 6, 2021 rally.
Throughout the speech the former Vice President never said the word “Trump.” Instead, he used the phrase “former President.”
Biden said, “Here is the truth: The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He’s done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country’s interests and America’s interests, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.”
Biden continued, “So, let’s speak plainly about what happened in 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively sowing doubt about the election results. He built his lie over months. It wasn’t based on any facts. He was just looking for an excuse — a pretext — to cover for the truth. He’s not just a former president. He’s a defeated former president — defeated by a margin of over 7 million of your votes in a full and free and fair election.”
He also said, “There is simply zero proof the election results were inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where evidence had to be produced and an oath to tell the truth had to be taken, the former president failed to make his case. Just think about this: The former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place on November 3rd — the elections for governor, United States Senate, the House of Representatives — elections in which they closed the gap in the House.”
Biden went on to say, “They challenge none of that. The President’s name was first, then we went down the line — governors, senators, House of Representatives. Somehow, those results were accurate on the same ballot, but the presidential race was flawed? And on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the same voters. The only difference: The former President didn’t lose those races; he just lost the one that was his own.”
Despite what the former president says, there is simply zero proof that the 2020 election results were inaccurate. pic.twitter.com/TVpFxawr4M
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 6, 2022