After remaining quiet for a year about the 2020 election Joe Biden gave a speech on January 6 accusing the previous occupant of the Whitehouse of spreading "a web of lies" about the election. While he did not mention Donald Trump by name it was clear he was referring to him. It is a strong attack against Trump and the efforts to overturn the election.
At the same time Charles Schumer, Senate Majority leader, held out an olive branch to Republicans asking them to return home. And Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, led a candlelight vigil to remember the attack a year ago.
In the House the almost all Republicans stayed away enabling the Democrats to have their own way without even commenting on what was going on. The 2 exceptions were Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney. While Democrats were clearly in control I wonder why the Republicans simply absented themselves. They certainly could have put their own remarks on the record. And they might even have influenced the proceedings. The obvious reason is that primaries are only a few months away and they want to avoid the possibility of entanglement with Donald Trump who can offer them only problems.
Democrats were strongly supportive of the day's proceedings. Republicans were divided.
Donald Trump did issue a statement accusing Joe Biden of being divisive.
Biden Condemns Insurrection, Trump in Fiery Speech Marking Jan. 6 at Capitol (msn.com)