The January 6 riot and Donald Trump loom over Joe Biden’s presidency a year later


By Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny, CNN

Two weeks before becoming president, Joe Biden watched the January 6 attack on television from his home in Delaware, horrified as the unspeakable images of the insurrection unfolded and aghast at the sitting President’s unwillingness to condemn it.

A year later, he’ll mark that day with a speech designed to put into stark terms what the event meant for a nation still deeply split over its significance — and to make clear his predecessor’s role in eroding American democracy.

In his speech from the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Thursday, advisers said, the President intends to touch upon his deeply personal views of the assault on democracy and the attack on the hallowed Capitol building, where he spent nearly four decades during his time as a senator.

Biden worked over the holidays to write and refine an address that will…

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