Joe Biden spoke to reporters in Wilmington, Delaware Saturday after early voting with his granddaughter Natalie. Biden is spending another weekend vacation at his Delaware home.
Biden blamed talk of the stolen election for the violent attack on Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), saying it isn’t enough to condemn the violence, but that those who argue that the election was stolen must also be condemned and talk of a stolen election must stop.
…But also, I don’t know for certain, but it looks like this was intended for Nancy. He kept asking, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?”
And the generic point I want to make is that, you know, it’s one thing to condemn the violence, but you can’t condemn the violence unless you condemn those people who continue to argue the election was not real, that it’s being stolen. That all, all the malarkey that’s being put out there to undermine democracy, you can’t just apologize and say the violence. It affects people’s mentality. It affects how people think, particularly people who are not maybe as stable as other people.
Do, the viol…the talk has to stop. That’s the problem. That’s the problem. You can’t just say, “I feel badly about the violence, we condemn it.” Condemn what produces the violence. And this talk produces the violence.
Transcribed by TGP.