January 6 Capitol attack: All you need to know about Joe Biden's speech
US President Joe Biden will mark the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol attack with a speech
The speech will start at 9am ET (6am PT) on Thursday
It can be watched on several channels and websites
US President Joe Biden is set to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday with a speech that will reportedly highlight how the attack pushed American democracy to the precipice.
What is President Biden likely to say?
Commenting on the contents of President Biden's speech, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told media on Tuesday, "The president's going to speak to the truth of what happened. He will also speak to the work we still need to do to secure and strengthen our democracy and our institutions, to reject the hatred and lies we saw on Jan. 6, and to unite our country."
"I would expect that President Biden will lay out the significance of what happened at the Capitol and the singular responsibility President Trump has for the chaos and carnage that we saw," she added.
When is President Biden's address?
President Biden is set to address the nation on January 6 at 9am ET (6am PT; 7.30pm IST), reportedly from inside the Capitol.
Where to watch President Biden's address?
President Biden's address will be televised live by most major American news outlets, including but not limited to NBC News, CBS News, and CNN. The speech will also be live streamed on several websites, including the White House's website, and the White House's YouTube channel.
A nation shook:
The President's address comes at a time when the US is still reeling from the aftermath of the Capitol attack, which took place on January 6, 2021, as a joint session of Congress was underway to confirm Joe Biden's win in the 2020 Presidential elections. Former President Donald Trump's supporters violently stormed the Capitol and vandalised the place, and many believe that the attack was the outcome of Trump's inflammatory remarks about Biden 'stealing' the election.
The events of January 6 marked the first time that the Capitol had been taken since 1814, and led to the second impeachment of former President Trump by the House of Representatives.