The world is still reeling after a chaotic day in the nation's capital. From shots being fired near the House Chamber to windows being broken, there has never been a day like January 6 in recent American history. The chaotic day came to end with the certification of the most recent presidential election. Emerging as President-Elect, Joe Biden opted to address the events that took place in Washington, D.C.
"Not only did we see the failure to protect one of the three branches of our government, we also saw a clear failure to carry out equal justice," Biden said.
While addressing the damage, the President-Elect pointed out the differences in how Black Lives Matter protesters are treated by police in comparison to the rioters that stormed the Capitol.
"No one can tell me that if that had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol."
Alongside the President-Elect, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris offered her contempt for yesterday's events.
"The challenge we are facing in our country is about more than the actions of the few we watched yesterday," she said.
"It's about how to reform, how to transform a justice system that does not work equally for all. A justice system that is experienced differently depending on whether you are white or Black."
Like Biden, Harris also called out the mistreatment of Black Lives Matter protesters in comparison to rioters storming the hill.
"We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer," Harris added.
"The American people have expressed, rightly, outrage. We know this is unacceptable."
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