Reuters Carlos Barria
US President Joe Biden considered that although his predecessor, Donald Trump, was not condemned by the Senate, the substance of the accusation against the former president is not in dispute.
In a statement released by the White House on Saturday evening, Biden said that 57 members of the Senate, including 7 Republicans, voted to convict Trump on charges of “inciting a deadly rebellion against our democracy.”
He added that even those who opposed the conviction, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, believed Trump was responsible, in practice and morally, for fomenting the violence that erupted in the Congress building.
Biden said, “This sad chapter in our history reminds us that democracy is fragile and that it must always be defended, and we must be vigilant,” stressing that “violence and extremism have no place in the United States” and that “each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, especially as leaders.” Defend the truth and defeat the lies. “
The Senate acquitted Trump earlier Saturday, in his second trial in 12 months, after most Republicans refused to convict him for his role in the deadly attack by his supporters on the Congress building on January 6.