While attending the NATO summit on Monday, President Biden seemed to undermine the right by stating the Republican party is “vastly diminished” and allies need not fear a repeat of the January 6th “attack” on the U.S. Capitol.
“The Republican Party is vastly diminished in numbers, the leadership of the Republican Party is fractured, and the Trump wing of the party is the bulk of the party, but it makes up a significant minority of the American people,” he said at a presser in Brussels.
Anyone who follows American politics very well knows by now that the democratic left in this country is no stranger to undermining their political counterparts, but to do it in front of our allies across the pond seems a bit of an overreach. From the great moderate and unifier of our democracy to tearing down the other side in front of our nation’s most ardent allies, President Biden seeks to continue the tradition of his former boss Barack Obama of global apology tours.
He continued with his deriding of Republicans by claiming Americans see the January 6th incident as he does , a “shock and surprise,” adding that the chaos stemmed from President Trump’s “phony populism.” He continued to swipe at Republican senators who resisted a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot.
“It is disappointing that so many of my former colleagues in the Senate, who I know better, have been reluctant to take on an investigation because they are worried about being primaried,” Biden said in the briefing in Brussels.
Senate Republicans successfully blocked the 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6th riot as many republicans thought it was going to be a highly politicized process and the results would be released just ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in an effort to damage Republican candidates. Former President Trump also urged Republican members to oppose the measure as he believed the probe would engage in a partisan fishing expedition designed to blame the GOP for the event.
The incident that took place at the Capitol on January 6th has resulted in some 500 people being charged with a federal crime arising from their alleged actions during the riot. However, if you compare this administration’s stance on the Black Lives Matter riots of the past year and a half in front of foreign nations you see that the tone is very different, even apologetic. Rewind back to earlier in the year when Secretary Blinken met with our countries great foe, China, and instead of denouncing the BLM riots seems to indict the United States more broadly by commenting on our “shortcomings.”
Instead of rebuking the claims of China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, that Americans have “little confidence in the democracy of the United States,” Blinken seemed to capitulate,
“What we’ve done throughout our history is to confront, race issues transparently, and not trying to pretend they don’t exist. The secret sauce of America is its ability to look hard at its own shortcomings and seek to improve,” Blinken responed.
The President’s comments in response to a reporter at the NATO summit come as a stark contrast to the statements of the Secretary of State, Tony Blinken and only confirm the double standard of the left’s inability to condemn those riots as they have repeatedly the January 6th riot.
As is the case here at home, Democrats want to instill in the American people and now seemingly the rest of the world that republicans and more specifically former President Trump are to blame for the events that took place on the Capitol on January 6th. It is unclear how this may affect relations if a Republican candidate should take back the White House in 2024 or beyond, but one thing remains clear, the left is all too sanguine with the smearing of Republican politicians and ultimately, the American people who support them.