Biden: this chapter of our story reminded us of the fragility of democracy

US President Joe Biden made a statement in connection with the completion of the impeachment trial of ex-President Donald Trump.

“Almost two weeks ago, Jill (US First Lady Jill Biden – GA) and I paid tribute to Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicnick, who was buried in the Rotunda after he died on January 6, 2021 defending the Capitol from a violent and violent crowd. “, – said in a statement.

“Today,” the document goes on to say, “57 senators, including… 7 Republicans, voted to find former President Trump guilty of inciting this costly rebellion against our very democracy. The Senate vote follows a bipartisan House vote to impeach him. Although the final vote did not result in a conviction, the nature of the charge is not disputed. Even those who oppose the sentencing, such as Senate minority leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump is guilty of “shameful misconduct” and “practically and morally responsible for provoking the violence unleashed in the Capitol.”

“Today I think of those who stood guard bravely that January day,” continues Biden. “I think of all those who lost their lives, all those whose lives were in jeopardy, and all those who still live in the fear they experienced that day. And I think of those who have shown the courage to defend the integrity of our democracy – Democrats and Republicans, election officials and judges, elected congressmen and election officials – both before and after elections.

“This sad chapter in our history has reminded us of the fragility of democracy. That he must always be protected. That we must always be vigilant. (That) this violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility, as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and defeat lies, ”President Biden recalled.

“So, we end this anti-civil war and heal the very soul of our people,” the president summed up. – (Solution) of this task is ahead. And we must solve this problem together – like the United States of America. “

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