Biden Plans White House Ceremony To Mark January 6

January 3, 2023

President Biden plans on Friday to make note of the two-year mark of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol with a ceremony at the White House.

Biden has condemned the riot as a threat to democracy and the rule of law. However, Friday’s event will be a rare moment where he discusses the incident in which his predecessor attempted to overturn his victory in the 2020 Presidential election—a plot that turned deadly violent on January 6. 

Former President Trump, who in November announced he plans to run for reelection in 2024, has never conceded the 2020 election. 

The House Select Committee that investigated the January 6 insurrection, which officially disbands at 11:59am Eastern Time on Tuesday with the convening of the 118th Congress, concluded its investigation by making four criminal referrals of former President Trump to the Department of Justice.

Trump has dismissed the Committee’s work as partisan. However, in November Attorney General Merrick Garland named veteran career prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel to determine among his duties whether criminal charges should be filed against Trump for his actions surrounding January 6.

Biden’s schedule said Friday’s ceremony marking January 6 would take place in the White House’s East Room. No further details were provided.

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