President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Biden has called the violent protests on the U.S. Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(AP/Meredith) -- President-elect Joe Biden is calling the violent group that descended on the U.S. Capitol “domestic terrorists” and laying the blame for the violence squarely at President Donald Trump’s feet.

During remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday, Biden says people should not call the hundreds of Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol protesters. Rather, he says, they are “a riotous mob — insurrectionists, domestic terrorists.” Biden said Trump is guilty of “trying to use a mob to silence the voices of nearly 160 million Americans” who voted in November.

Biden says the president has “made his contempt for our democracy, our Constitution, the rule of law clear in everything he has done” and unleashed an “all-out attack” on the country’s democratic institutions that ultimately led to the violence Wednesday.

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So causing mayhem, destruction on our cities all across our country, businesses to permanently shut down is perfectly ok. Bunch of evil new world order criminals.


Who wrote this for Biden? He is a puppet and shortly will be a victim of a convenient accident caused by Harris, the Clintons and Obama.


The people responsible are the vandals and the trespassers. Prosecute them and the so called mostly peaceful protesters in Portland.


We won’t have to wait long for Biden’s dirty laundry to surface.


Domestic terrorists or freedom fighters! Funny how they conveniently forgot about and allowed domestic terrorists to ransack Portland for over 100 days last summer. Funny how they totally ignore the domestic terrorist Kate Brown and other power hungry dictators for violating Americans civil liberties for the past 9 months under the guise of a pandemic.


'Biden places blame for Capitol violence on Trump, calls participants 'domestic terrorists' <><> And Joe, you are a full blown friggin' idiot. In your muddled mind Joe, you must think that Antifa and BLM are angels and are as pure as driven snow and can do no wrong, right?

davcon 5

According to Joe, Antifa doesn't exist and never has.


Maybe he should put the blame on himself for conducting election fraud!



Kenny Rogers

Trump has condemned Antifa (rightfully so), but is unable to do that with these people yesterday? Why is there no consistency? How come Trump isn't condoning the people yesterday fighting with police and breaking into the capitol? There's no consistency whatsoever, but there is a small segment of hardcore Trump supporters who cannot look at things objectively, and who think the man does no wrong. He was publicly lobbying his own VP to overturn the election, and proceeded to throw him under the bus and call him a coward when Pence stood up. Who does that? Be honest with yourselves people.

davcon 5

Um - those people were Antifa. And Pence did knuckle under to the Dems about the election. Which was clearly fraudulent. All Republican voters ( and I ) wanted was a thorough and independent investigation into it.

Worst PDX Mayor Ever

Yeah sure Joe, and Mad Maxine Waters called on mobs to what? Hold car wash fundraisers?


So, what the heeeeeee, er HECK is he going to say? Of course he puts 100% blame on Trump. What has the democRAT party, MSM, Hollyweed et al done 24/7 - 365/366 since even before his election? Huh? HUH-HUH??


The REAL news said it was a peaceful protest with people singing, joking, praying. But that a few BLM low-lifes pretended to blend in, got to the front, broke in and either they or the police shot the woman. Shows picture of three in antifa clothes / uniforms, smiling taking a selfie. The oldest trick in the book. A "false flag". Plant someone and blame everyone else for their deeds. ------

Instead of shutting down congress, they should have held a session to, en masse, reject the electors from the trouble states. As it is the same anti-American media which blamed the peaceful protesters, who for years pushed for an overthrow of our country, and is now covering up for them. The same ones who looked the other way when mobs of sub-humans (that is, products of our media and teachers' union dictations) burned and looted.

What passes for "media" on the left is a disgrace to themselves, their families, the idea that our country has fought to give them liberty and free speech, versus, say, in China, who even today would have made everyone in antifa just .... disappear. Maybe we should put China in charge of security. (Except they have already introduced a plague which has made us very much insecure.)

davcon 5

Wonder why there was no harassment and taunting of the main group of Trump supporters as they proceeded to the Capitol as there always have been in he past at these events ? Because the goon bunch had a different plan this time. This is a cunning, very well organized and devious enemy here folks.


Ooh. Tough words from Biden. Practicing his first battle cry.


The left has turned to murdering people in cold blood unarmed and peacefully protesting like millions did last summer. Murder is the left way a starting the new administration Good bye America it was a good run.


What a great uniter.


Biden...calls participants 'domestic terrorists' 'YEP! Guess Biden would recognize his own people!

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