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it doesn't matter, the only is what we'll hook people. we shed light on the opaque worlds who's behind benefits. and why are they a threat to us all over the world this week on d w, a. ah ah, this is a w news live from by and then did i did states box a faithful anniversary a year to the day after a mob storm the u. s. capital building in washington? america remains divided of what really happened. president biden is expected to use
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a speech in the next few minutes to warn against threats to american democracy. we'll bring that to you live. ah, i'm fo gail welcome to the program. united states as marketing, the anniversary of the storming of the u. s. capital building in washington, d. c. on january the 6th last year, a mob charged the home of the u. s. government as lawmakers inside were preparing to declare joe biden, the winner of the presidential election. earlier in the speech to support us near by outgoing president, donald trump repeated unfounded claims that the election had been stolen. take him up, went on to create havoc inside the capital building, and 5 people died in the violence while the 700 arrests have since been made. we covered that riot live here on
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d w a year ago and will bring you live coverage of this afternoon's events. america remembers the attack on the seat of its democracy. now these are life pictures from inside the capital are building where u. s. president joe biden, and congressional democrats have gathered for the 1st of a series of ceremonies to commemorate those events of a year ago. so we're expecting our the president to speak in the next few minutes. i had a vassar will bring in that d. w 's, a washington bureau chief at ina sir paul. a welcome ellis. what can we expect to hear from president bible today for president biden will deliver his speech or in a city which is on high alert. helicopters were cruising the skies of washington last night and when i rode my bike to work some hours ago and there was a lot of police on the street much more. and then i have seen over the last week.
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so this is kind of the atmosphere in which bite and, and actually also of vice president carmella harris will speak when biden entered the capital building. he told reporters that i quote that i am praying that we will never experience like that again a day like that again. so this is kind of the tone, he probably, i will choose. we expect him to touch upon his deeply, deeply personal views of the assault on democracy and the attack on the capital building, where he actually spent nearly 4 decades working. so he's really also very close to this building because of his time he spent there as the senator, we expect him to also stress the fact that the american democracy is at crossroads . and that by the end of the day, the american people have to decide what america they want in the future. and the
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president will go to deliver this speech in the statuary hall of the capitol complex. why is he chosen that spot? this is the very space or where thousands of trump supporters really are, were lingering. i think we are all aware of these pictures. and so he to, this is place space very specifically to bring back the memories and so on. that was, we also have to keep in mind the day when this, the people who stormed the capital actually wanted to block joe biden himself from taking office and end the 2 centuries old, a custom of a peaceful transfer of power from one elected a leader to the next, so this is a very specific place which is kind of, yeah, it's a, it's a very strong symbol for what happened that very day. one year ago. from looking at those events of a year ago from outside the united states. it seems obvious of what happened. there
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was a riot. people went in and, and, and broke the place up. however, within the united states, the discussion around a events of that day, it that they are the bear, no end me a balance. they go from everything from a u. s. attorney general describing them as an assault on american democracy to republican lawmakers talking about that day as a peaceful protests spoiled by a few troublemakers. that's truthful and edward, that is what we will experience throughout the day. we will have trump supporters who will whole held a which all tonight a to, to kind of think about those who are imprisoned and they think for a wrong reason because they were just fighting an election which was stolen. so indeed, or the country. it remains as divided as, as it has been before, and maybe it may be even more so there, so there really a 2 parts, one part or one half of the american people are thing. it was one of the worst days
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of this country are generally 6 and the days to follow and others things. now the, these elections were raked and president trump a former president from should be the current president as well. so it won't be easy for president biden. to find the right tone in his speech because he doesn't want to deepen this divide and he also doesn't want to appear like a president who wants to make kind of political capital out of the storming of the capital. and then of course, he also has to make it clear that if donald trump is re elected in the end american democracy will be at stake. right? and that tone is so important, especially seth, against the fact that one of the gold joe biden set himself as president, was to heal this divided nation. and as you say, mirabelle has got to be lots of people watching who still regard him as an illegitimate president. absolutely filled,
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but i thing we also have to be frank here no speech in the world will convince those who believe that donald trump should be the current president and it will convince them that that this is wrong. no one will convince those who think that the elections are rigdon were stolen and that that is not the case because fact stone matter for those people and her president biden won't be able in whatever speech he will deliver in a few minutes. i won't be able to read this a spectrum or this part of the political spectrum, and that is a huge problem for this country. because both extremes, i shall say of the political spectrum are just kind of living in their own bubble, and they don't listen to each other. therefore, as for now, president biden failed to really heal this country and bring it together again
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with a repair. for now though, i did of the washington bureau chief in his pole of thank you, will hear more from my illness in the course of the afternoon. we're waiting to hear from you as president joe biden, who i'm told is not approaching the lecture. i, he said, due to deliver the speech a year to the day after the u. s. capital was breached. so let's have a look and see what is going on in the statutory statuary hole in the congress complex. including tape that instantly remind all who has lived through them where they were and what they were doing. when our democracy came under the days that occupied not only a place on our calendar, but a place in our collective memory. december 7th,
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1941. september 11th, 2000 and and january 2021. on that day i was not only vice president elect. i was also a united states senator. i was here at the capital that morning and classified hearing that fellow members of the senate intelligence committee. hours later, the capital were briefed i had left, but my thoughts immediately turned not only to my colleagues, but to my staff who had been forced to seek refuge in our office, converting filing cabinets into barricades. what the extremists who roamed these halls target. it was not only the lives of elected leaders,
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what they sought to degrade and destroy was not only a building hallowed as it is. what they were assaulting were the institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of americans have marched picketed and shed blood to establish and defend. on january 6th, we all saw what our nation would look like. if the forces who seek to dismantle our democracy are successful. the lawlessness, the violence, the chaos. what was at stake then, and now is the right to have our future decided. the way the
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constitution prescribes it by we the people all the people. we cannot let our future be decided by those bent on silencing our voices, overturning our votes and peddling lies, and miss information by some radical faction that may be newly resurgent, but whose roots run old and deep. when i meet with young people, they often ask about the state of our democracy about january 6th. and what i tell them is january 6 reflects the dual nature of democracy. it's fragility and its strength
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is see the strength of democracy is the rule of law. the strength of democracy is the principle that every one should be treated equally. that elections should be free and fair. that corruption should be given no order. the strength of democracy is that it empowers the people and the fragility of democracy as this. that if we are not vigilant, if we do not defend it, democracy simply will not stand. it will falter and fail the violent assault that took place here. the very fact of how close we came to an
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election overturned that reflects the fragility of democracy. yet, the resolve i saw in our elected leaders, when i returned to the senate chamber that night, they are resolved not to yield, but to certify the election. their loyalty not to party or person, but to the constitution of the united states that reflects its strength. and so, of course, does the heroism of the capitol police, the d. c. metropolitan police department, the national guard and other law enforcement officers, were answered the call that day, including those who later succumbed to wounds oath visible and invisible. our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost
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a loved one. you know, i wonder how will january 6 come to be remembered in the years ahead? will it be remembered as a moment that accelerated the unraveling of the oldest, greatest democracy in the world? or a moment when we decided to secure and strengthen our democracy for generations to come. the american spirit is being tested. the answer to whether we will meet that test resides where it always has resided in our country with you. the people and the work ahead will not be easy here in this very building, a decision will be made about whether we uphold the right to vote and ensure free
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and fair elections. let's be clear. we must pass voting rights bills that are now before the senate. and the american people must also do something war. we cannot sit on the sidelines. we must unite in defense of our democracy in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice insure, domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our prosperity and posterity. them is the preamble of the constitution that president biden, and i swear an oath,
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to uphold and defend. and that is the enduring promise of the united states of america. my fellow americans, it is my honor to introduce a public servant, but the character and fortitude to meet this moment. a leader was life's work, has been moving our nation toward that more perfect union president joe by madame vice president. a fellow americans state the obvious one year ago to day in this sacred place,
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democracy was attacked simply attacked. well the people was under saul the constitution, our constitution faced the gravest of threads out numbered in the face of the brutal attack. the captain, police, the d. c, metropolitan police department, the national guard and other brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law or democracy. hell. we the people endured. we, the people prevail for the 1st time in our history. president had not just lost an election. he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob reached the capital. but they failed. they fail on
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this day of remembrance ruin make sure that such attack never never happens again. i'm speaking to you to day from statuary hall, united states capital. this is where the house of representatives met for 50 years in the decades leading up to the civil war. this is on this floor where young congress from illinois, abraham lincoln sat a desk 191 above him, above us. over that door, leading into the rotunda is a sculpture depicting cleo. the muse of history. in her hands, an open book in which she records the events taking place in this chamber below. clara stood watch over this hall, one year ago today. as she has for more than 200 years, she recorded what took place. real history, the real facts, the real truth,
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the facts and the truth of vice president harris just shared that you and i and the whole world saw with our own eyes. the bible tells us that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. we shall know the truth. oh, here is the gods truth. about january 6th, 2021. close your eyes. go back to that day. what do you see? riders rampage. ye waving for the 1st time inside this capital confederate flag and symbolize the cause to destroy america, to rip us apart. even during the civil war that never ever happened.
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but it happened here. in 2021. what else do you see? a mob breaking windows, kicking indoors, breaching the capital american flags on poles menus, as weapons, as spears. fires, thinkers, pres, thrown at the heads of police officers, a crowd, the professors, their love for law enforcement assaulted. those police officers dragged them, sprayed them, stamped on them over a $140.00 police officers were injured. we all heard the police officers who were there that day testify to what happened. one officer called a quote, amid medieval battle. and that he was more afraid that day than he was fighting the war in iraq. they repeatedly asked since that day, how dare anyone, any one diminished, belittle,
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or deny the hell they were put through. we saw with our own eyes, writers menace these halls, threatening a life of the speaker, the house, literally erecting gallows to hang the vice president of the united states of america. what do we not see? we didn't see a former president who had just rallied the mob to attack sitting in the private dining room off the oval office in the white house, watching it all on television. doing nothing for hours. as police, for a sold lives at risk. the nation's capital under siege. this wasn't a group tourist. this was an armed insurrection. there were looking to uphold the will the people there were looking to deny the will the people there look and
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uphold the world get hold of free and fair election? they were looking to overturn one there were looking to save the cause america. there were looking to subvert the constitution. this isn't about being bogged down in the past. it's about making sure the past is in buried. that's the only way forward. that's a great nations do they don't bury the truth. they face up to it. sound like i personally, but that's the truth. they face up to it. we are a great nation. my fellow americans, life there's truth. and tragically, there are lies, lies, conceived and spread for profit and power. we must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is
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a lie. and here's the truth. the former president, united states of america, has created and spread a web of lies. but to $21.00 election, he's done so because he values power over principle. because he sees his own interest is more important than his country's interest than america's interest. and because his bruised ego matters more to hand than our democracy or our constitution, he can't accept. he lost even though that's what 93 united states senators, his own attorney general, his own vice president, governors and state officials in every battle round state. have all said he lost, that's what 81000000 of you did as you voted for a new way forward. he is don't not present. in american
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history, the history of this country has ever ever done. he refused day except the results of election. and the will of the american people while some courageous men and women in the republican party are standing against it, trying to up told the principle that party to many others are transforming that party into something else. they seem no longer to want to be the party, the party of lincoln eisenhower, reagan, the bushes, but whatever my other disagreements are with republicans to support the role of law and not the role of a single man. i will always seek to work together with them to find shared solutions where it possible is we have a shared believe in democracy that anything is possible 80. and so at this moment, we must decide what kind of nation are we going to be?
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are we going to be a nation that accept political violence as a norm? are we going to be a nation where we're allowed partners, election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people are going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth or the shadow of lives. we cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. the way forward is to recognize the truth. the live by the big lie being told by the former president and many republicans who fear his wrath is that the insurrection of this country actually took place on election day november through 3rd, 2020. think about that. is that what you thought that were you thought when you
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voted that day, taking part in an insurrection? is that what you thought you were doing? or did you think you're carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and voting? former president, supporters are trying to rewrite history. they want you to see election day is the day of insurrection, mariah that took place or on january 6th, as a true expression of the will of people. can you think of a more twisted way to look at this country to look at america? i cannot. here's the truth. the election of 2020 was the greatest demonstration democracy in the history of this country. more of you voted that election than ever voted in all of american history. over a 150000000 americans went to the polls and voted that day in a pandemic somewhat grace rick, great risk to their lives. that should be plotted,
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not attack right now. in state, after state, new laws would be written not to protect the vote, but to deny not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it, not to strengthen to protect our democracy. because the former president lost to set a look is alexa results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes. the former president and the supporters have decided the only way for them to win is a suppress your vote. and subvert our elections. it's wrong. it's on democratic and frankly, it's an american 2nd big lie. being told by the former president supporters that results and elect them 2020 can't be trusted.
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the truth is that no election, no election in american history has been more closely scrutinized. one more carefully counted every legal challenge. questioning the results in every court in this country that could have been made was made and was rejected off, rejected by republican appointed judges. including judges appointed by the former president himself from state court to the united states. supreme court recounts round or taken his state after state georgia. georgia can agree it's results 3 times with one recount by han, phony part as an odd, as for undertaken long after the election and several states. none change the
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results in some of them. the irony is the margin of victory grew slightly. so let's speak plainly about what happened in 2020, even before the 1st ballad was cast, the former president was preemptively so in doubt about the election results. he bills lie over months, was based on the facts. he was just looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for the truth. he's not just a former president. he's a defeated former president defeated by a margin over 7000000 of your votes. in a full and free and fair election. there are simply 0 proof election results for an accurate in fact, in every ran you were evidence had to be produced and knows to tell the truth had
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to be taken. the former president failed to make his case as think about the former president, his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place on november 3rd elections for governor united states, senate house of representatives, elections, which they closed the gap in the house, a chow was none of that treasure. his name was 1st. then we went down the line governor sanders house representatives. somehow those results wrapped around the same bower. but the presidential race was flawed. and on the same ballot the same.

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