President Biden is set to host a ceremony in the East Room marking the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. During the ceremony, Biden is going to deliver a speech about the insurrection. The White House has not provided any further details regarding the speech.
On Friday it will be the second anniversary since rioters stormed the Capitol in order to try and block the certification of electoral votes which would mark Biden as the official winner of the 2020 presidential election. The Capitol insurrection led to the death of two Capitol police officers and one rioter. Rioters marched to the Capitol after then-President Trump made a speech claiming that the election had been stolen. Trump had urged his supporters to march from the Ellipse outside the White House all the way to the Capitol.
On the first anniversary of the attack, Biden delivered a speech from the Capitol. In that speech, he blasted Trump for not accepting his defeat and minimizing the severity of the events that took place on Jan. 6.
Since then, a House special committee has extensively investigated the attack and held high-profile hearings to gather evidence regarding the attack. The committee also made criminal referrals to the Justice Department against Trump citing that Trump should be investigated on the following four counts: inciting an insurrection, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make a false statement, and obstruction of an official proceeding.