‘Charge not in dispute’: Biden attacks Trump after impeachment acquittal

President Joe Biden has released a blistering, partisan statement blasting Donald Trump for spreading “lies” and fomenting “extremism” that threatened the existence of America’s very democracy.

After Republicans acquitted Trump of a second impeachment on Saturday, Biden said there is no question that his predecessor is “guilty” of inciting an “insurrection” at the Capitol last month, according to reports.

Partisan attack on Trump

Seven Republicans crossed party lines to convict Trump, not enough to bar him from seeking office again. Democrats insisted that Trump be disqualified from office forever, but his allies had fired back that Democrats were driven by partisanship and were simply afraid he could still win the presidency back.

Biden’s support of Trump’s impeachment led critics to accuse him of undermining his pledge to “unite” the country, and his statement certainly evinced some frustration and anxiety with the acquittal, however unsurprising the result might have been.

Biden was of one mind with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — who said that Trump was “practically and morally” responsible for the riot despite voting to acquit Trump — with Biden insisting that Trump’s “guilt” was not up for debate.

“While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute,” Biden said in his statement.

“Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and ‘practically and morally responsible for provoking’ the violence unleashed on the Capitol,” the president continued.

Unity?

Critics also observed that Biden began the statement with a misleading reference to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, whose death was wrongly reported by The New York Times as having been caused by Trump supporters beating him to death with a fire extinguisher.

The paper retracted the claim this weekend, but it nevertheless was ubiquitous in media coverage for weeks as Democrats ramped up pressure to impeach.

As he often does, Biden veered sharply from attacking Trump as an existential threat to democracy to making an appeal to national “unity,” even underlining the word “United” in “United States of America” in case anyone missed the point.

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America,” he said.

“And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies,” Biden concluded.

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  1. Its evident that Joe and his partners in slandering everyone else, are going out of their way, to prove that a vast majority in the house and senate are two faced, forked tongue, bunch of lies that dislike the USA constitution. Along with any and all patriotic people!

  2. Because he’s in over his head! All he wanted was the job….he thought he’d sell his soul and get a cushy job and that was that! He didn’t know it came with work & decisions!

    1. I have had the very same thoughts! Joe and Jill wanted the prestige of the presidential position, but they have no clue what to do with it now! And WE, the public, are paying the price of his election and now his fumblings that are ruining this country as we have known it!

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  4. Defend truth and defeat the lies?
    Since when did Biden speak the truth?
    And as for lies, all he ever does is
    LIE. Basically there is no TRUTH in
    the man.

      1. Oh he wants the “ unity” that says all conservatives need to sit down and shut up. He want conservatives to get on their knees and kiss his feet. That’s what he calls unity.

    1. agree. It’s a crime family who never did anything for the people Joe serves. We serve him & his family……complete fake & liar about everything in his life. Religion, upbringing, college attended, heck, he’s married to Hunter’s babysitter & she wants to be called Doctor. In bed with China up to his booty. All of the Bidens. The old expression about ill gotten gains applies the all the Commie Dems….yeah, he is in office but he didn’t win. Their ill gotten gains will soon be gone, the people do not support him.

      1. Biden is an old demented liar. He belongs in a nursing home memory care unit. The White House will soon become an asylum with dementia Joe there. Not my president.

    2. I agree with you Joe has been a liar ever since . For 30 years he lied and lied that it is part of his circulatory system and not afraid of what he lied ! Lord have mercy on Joe

  5. Anyone listening to this ILLEGITIMATE PUPPET OF THE DNC!!! Trump won this election – UOU STOLE THIS ELECTION!
    A STEAL IS NOT A WIN!! N

    1. A steal in this election is not a win for Biden. “GOD will rule against the wicked and Destroy them with The Breath of HIS MOUTH. GOD will be clothed with Fairness and Truth.” ( Isaiah 11) I send these WORDS of GOD to Manifest throughout the DNC-Democrats Joe Hunter Biden-family members money 💰 laundering kickbacks Dominion-Smartmatic owners ballots voting Cheating, Stealing, Tech CEO’sensorship, Pelosi, Schumer, Soros, Clintons, Harris, and all who are connected involved with these INCREDIBLE WICKED DEEDS. No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper. I Decree in JESUS NAME and AUTHORITY Forever.

  6. Joe, you got the golden grail finally and you forgot about the country all you can do is destroy the previous President. We have been waiting to hear you get on your podium an say something presidential. Instead all we heard from you is get rid of Trump, erase everything that the evil Trump and his team put together. You and your handlers have managed to totally destroy what was a working system finally put into for this country to grow out of the dark ages of the Obama team. Joe you finally got your wish, the presidency of the United States. How you got it will be reviewed in history. Instead of building on his accomplishments you had to see to the total destruction of what was necessary for this country no matter who was in power. Good luck Joe I’m afraid you legacy will be wiped from the record books for causing the total destruction of this country.

  7. Communist in the White House we need our president back Drain the swamp don’t let it refill Bidens fraudulent family sick lot with Hunter hookup with brothers wife and Joe showering with his daughter and this is what 80million voted for I can’t believe that sickening Y’all

  8. Trump needs to sue him for defamation of character and lies along with getting the impeachment proceedings in process against this dope. Keep the pressure on him until he breaks. Then, we can get the radical Harris on the myriad of topics and finally Piglosi, who would be an easy target for impeachment with all her lies and radical behavior. That is, if she isn’t committed before then.
    Also, Senate needs to fire McConnell and get a young strong conservative leader that won’t accept all this crap from the liberal radicals from day one.

  9. Everybody knows ol’ sniffy china joe will say anything he’s told to. Just like everybody knows the old fool does not understand what he is reading, he lost his ability for extemporaneous thought and speech over 20 years ago. I think he thinks the impeachment cluster f**k is still going on. When we put the adults back in charge of this country these rotten bastards that put old joe in this position needs to go to prison or the gallows. It’s a crying friggin’ shame that there are as many commiecrats in this great country as there is. Solve the country’s problem by taking ALL-elected democrats back to china and having new elections for their positions and then never let the scum rear their ugly damn heads again!!!!

  10. Bitme and his Ho Vice president are criminals. He is destroying this country and our enemies are watching. They know he is no leader and the Communist who are in his Administration are selling all of us down the drain. The DOJ, FBI and all the other, SO CALLED SECURITY AGENCIES are a joke. You think 9/11 was bad, just wait.

  11. Sleepy Joe is like the comedian that had to follow Bob Hope on stage. He has a tough act to follow and he is not up to it. He is in way over his head, but so was Obama and we survived him.

  12. Democrats” This whole Presidential thing, it is very obvious now, that Biden is in, way over his mental capabilities, moving forward with his total leftist agenda, serving our Country up on a platter, for his Chinese obligations made, once all this fully becomes apparent to all Americans change will finally occur. He has made election promises, non of which he can keep, and his executive mandates will only satisfy for a little while longer. Family baggage will become his downfall, this man can not say promises made, promises kept to the American people, maybe to China The Country is more divided then ever before and it’s getting worse, keep taking American jobs away will come back additionally to be your downfold and your fake impeachment trials won’t help.

  13. The democrats are running scared and they brought it all on themselves. Hope they get their butts whipped good . D they deserve to go down especially Pelosi and Schumer.

  14. It is so amazing. Everything illegitimate Joe, Pelosi and the house Democrats have accused Presidential Trump of doing they themselves have done. Pelosi cancelled the protection for the January 6th mishap. Biden is Obama’s monkey.

  15. OMG how much longer do we have to put up with these demented dems? Bumbling B needs to go back to his basement, get down on his knees and beg this nation to forgive him because he knows not what he does or says! Even then I doubt that forgiveness for his utter stupidity and lack of awareness in what he is doing is going to save him from our wrath!

  16. Biden has been threatening American democracy for over 40 years!
    He obviously forgot!!!! Go back to your basement and take all the rest of them with you.It will be very crowded in there.

  17. Need the American people remind Slow Biden, he is a servant of the PEOPLE and not our Lord. He took an oath on a Bible to defend the the Constitution ,and the American people, not foreigners ! Stop your BULL-#:&$; MAN !

  18. Hiden Biden is a liar who hates America. He is Nobama,s puppet, and wants to destroy the USA. President Trump MAGA. America needs him to lead this great nation. God Bless President Trump and his family.

  19. I have been saying some of what has been said here, on other sites. The difference being, they were liberal sites so no one agreed with me. I was all alone but able to refute the foolishness of the democrats and keep them at bay. This site seems to be a lot more friendly and certainly more in tune with my thinking than the crazy lib’s way!

  20. every comment above just about covered it all we know what are problems are and so do are republican representatives the russian hoax went on for four years and democrats have not stopped yet they are wasting are tax money by the millions some how there just has to be a way to put a stop to it all i hear the republicans make a lot of noise but no one goes to jail it all seems to just end what happen to durham report ?

  21. China Joe and Willies Ho must be impeached now. Obama is pulling all the strings and his attempt to destroy America. Impeach him and Hillary along with these two beauties. Don’t wait, do it now.

  22. AS WELL HE SHOULD BE. THE COUNTRY IS FINALLY WAKING UP. LITTLE JOEY LIEDEN ONLY TELLS LIES. HE NEVER DID NOR WOULD HE EVER LOVE MY COUNTRY. HE IS A PUBLIC SERVANT THAT GOT VERY RICH DOING NOTHING FOR 47 YEARS. HE AND THE BIDEN FAMILY ONLY USED HIM AS A CASH COW. HE LOVED AND STILL DOES LOVE MONEY. OH SORRY HE DID SOMETHING HE RAISED A THUG HUNTER IN HIS LIKENESS. HE IS GOING TO HELL FOR ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS HE HAS DONE,

  23. The disgusting liberal/democrat vile rhetoric against President Trump is unrelenting. Yet time after time after they smear his good name, the truth manages to surface. Here, it’s now proven that Antifa were not only the culprits of the Jan 6th Capital riot, but John Sullivan, a member of Antifa who was at the riot was PAID BY CNN & NBC $35,000 each. Also of note is Antifa is connected to the Democrats (they refuse to denounce both Antifa & BLM). Type Antifa .com in your search engine and see that it goes directly to the White House. DEMOCRATS ARE GUILTY OF INSURRECTION. https://usafirstreporting.com/breaking-cnn-paid-antifa-agitator-at-capitol-riots-now-weve-got-receipts-to-prove-it/

  24. You know you screwed up when you hired Kamala and that’s because you’re involved in situations which are too difficult for both you and her to realistically deal with and way over both your heads. Neither one of you can justify what you say and do let alone have productive foresight reminding me of two square pegs trying to fit in round holes.
    That, at the cost of the poorer American People.

  25. JOE your next for impeachment & Harris, it is illegal to let & help your family members profit from your position in the government, it is time for the Republicans to do their JOB IMPEACH!!!

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