Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday recalled the “dramatic second” Democratic and GOP senators got here collectively to applaud incoming President Joe Biden’s televised name on Jan. 6, 2021, for then-President Donald Trump to “demand an finish to this siege.”
Klobuchar, speaking with “The Late Present” host Stephen Colbert on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol riot, remembered lawmakers from each events being taken to a safe room as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to cease then-Vice President Mike Pence from certifying the 2020 election consequence.
Colbert requested if Democrats have been “thrown in there collectively” with Republicans, akin to Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) — who had promoted Trump’s election lies.
“Everybody was in the identical room. We bought TVs on so you can see what was taking place,” Klobuchar stated.
“You possibly can see the assault persevering with, standing subsequent to the individuals who invited it?” requested a surprised Colbert.
“That’s appropriate,” Klobuchar replied.
“I keep in mind there was one dramatic second,” the senator continued. “Keep in mind how the previous president wouldn’t even tackle … it took hours and hours … However incoming president Biden, he did. And there was a second the place everybody watched him converse and everybody applauded and that was an enormous deal.”
“Each side of the aisle applauded?” requested Colbert.
“They did,” stated Klobuchar.
Biden, in his tackle, called on Trump to go on nationwide TV and “demand an finish to this siege.” Trump, nonetheless, tweeted a video telling rioting supporters have been “very particular” and requested them to “go house in peace.”
Watch the interview right here: