From a longtime, firm supporter, a condenmation:
Nearly two hours after events had spun way out of control, the president gave his second speech close to 4:30 pm, but it was too little and too late. The man who had many times forcefully and rightly denounced Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters used kid gloves to deal with the rioters on his side.
“I know your pain,” he began in brief remarks taped in the Rose Garden. He again insisted “we had an election that was stolen from us” but said “we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. We love you, you are very special . . . but go home and go in peace.”
A few minutes earlier, Biden had spoken and hit the right notes, calling the situation a “God-awful display.” In tones more sad than angry, he bemoaned that “our democracy is under unprecedented assault” and that the nation “has come to such a dark moment.”
On this day of infamy, he was more presidential than the president.
It’s “say it ain’t so” time, unfortunately.
After a stellar performance as POTUS.