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Harris on the state of democracy a 12 months after Jan. 6

Harris on the state of democracy a 12 months after Jan. 6

Judy Woodruff:

And, as we’ve got been discussing, President Biden and Vice President Harris each spoke on the Capitol this morning to mark this anniversary of the riot.

And that was the main target as I started my dialog with the vp earlier this afternoon.

Madam Vice President, thanks very a lot for becoming a member of us.

On this present day, one 12 months after the assault on the Capitol, you, President Biden talking out very forcefully on the necessity to right the lies on the market about what occurred and to carry former President Trump accountable.

However we all know, one 12 months later, these lies have solely settled in. Why do you assume it’s, in any case this time, that attitudes haven’t modified?

Kamala Harris, Vice President of america: Effectively, Judy, initially, it is nice to be with you.

I’ll say, as I mentioned in my speech this morning, that I do consider that there was a gradual try and unravel our democracy that preceded one 12 months in the past. And we — it’s important that we have a look at what occurred one 12 months in the past on January 6 as a second in a collection of occasions which were happening, some would argue, during the last 15 years slowly, however steadily, by way of an try and erode our democracy.

And after I assume then about the place we’re as of right this moment, this can be a second the place we replicate on this violent assault on our Capitol, an assault that I believe in some ways symbolized what can occur if there’s a destruction of democracy, that means chaos and violence and a scarcity of order or adherence to rule of legislation.

However let’s additionally see this can be a second the place the duality of the existence of a democracy that’s each fragile and powerful was highlighted, in that, on the finish of January 6, that night time one 12 months in the past, the place I used to be there nonetheless as a senator and vice president-elect…

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