‘Donald Trump lacked the courage to act’: Biden slams predecessor over Jan 6 inaction

President Joe Biden on Monday slammed his predecessor for sitting idle for 187 minutes while a riotous mob attacked police officers during the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

In prerecorded remarks delivered to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Mr Biden said Americans had “relied on law enforcement to save our democracy” on the day a pro-Trump mob attacked America’s legislature in hopes of preventing certification of his 2020 election win.

“We saw what happened. The Capitol Police, the DC Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement agencies were attacked and assaulted before our very eyes … and for three hours, the defeated former President of the United States watched it all happen as he sat in the comfort of the private dining room next to the Oval Office,” Mr Biden said.

The president noted that during the time Mr Trump was watching television in his dining room, the “brave law enforcement officers” at the Capitol had been “subjected to medieval hell for three hours”.

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