Went as far as calling out double standards between jan6 and BLM riots.
Biden: “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol. We all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable. Totally unacceptable.” pic.twitter.com/TfWa25VzEt
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 7, 2021
May 30, Biden said in a statement about Floyd: “Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.”
In a campaign speech on June 2 about the Floyd protests, Biden said: “There’s no place for violence, no place for looting or destroying property or burning churches or destroying businesses.”
On July 28, he said: “I’ve said from the outset of the recent protests that there is no place for violence or the destruction of property. Peaceful protesters should be protected — but arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted — and local law enforcement can do that.”
After protests in downtown Portland, Ore., for every night for nearly three months following Floyd’s killing, Biden said Aug. 30 in a statement while campaigning: “I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.”
On Aug. 26, in the wake of violence in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Biden said in a video: “Burning down communities is not protest, it’s needless violence — violence that endangers lives, violence that guts businesses, and shutters businesses that serve the community. That’s wrong.