Biden falsely tells commencement crowd that Trump supporters killed police on Jan. 6

Whether due to actual malice, indifference to the truth, or advanced cognitive decline, President Joe Biden on Saturday amplified a gross untruth when delivering commencement remarks at the University of Delaware, stating that supporters of former President Donald Trump killed law enforcement officers during the Capitol unrest of Jan. 6, 2021, as Breitbart reports.

Speaking at his alma mater, Biden hyperbolically began, “A mob of insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, the very citadel of democracy,” before launching into a falsehood that has been perpetrated by members of his party for well over a year.

“Imagine what you’d be thinking today if you had heard this morning before you got here that a group of a thousand people broke down the doors of the parliament of Great Britain, killed two police officers, smashed and ransacked the office of members of the British Parliament or any other, what would you think? What would you think?”

However, as Nick Arama of RedState pointed out on Saturday, the number of police officers killed on Jan. 6 was exactly zero. Officer Brian Sicknick of the U.S. Capitol Police died the following day of natural causes, namely, two strokes caused by a clot in an artery, as the Washington Post reported.

Four officers who were among those who responded to the protests that fateful day have died as a result of suicide, as Reuters has noted, but no law enforcement deaths came at the hands of anyone demonstrating in Washington, D.C. on the day at issue.

Saturday’s graduation speech was not the first time Biden has blatantly misrepresented what happened on Jan. 6, remarking to a crowd in Wisconsin earlier this year, “Look, how would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament, kill five cops, injure 145 – or the German Bundestag, or the Italian Parliament? I think you’d wonder.”

“Well,” Biden continued, “that’s what the rest of the world saw. It’s not who we are,” seemingly attributing to the billions of other humans with whom he shares the planet his unabashed willingness to blatantly lie.

During his University of Delaware speech, Biden touted his commitment to restoring “decency” and “dignity” to the office he holds and, perhaps, to political discourse in general, as Arama noted, but given his easily disproved characterization of simple facts, that pledge rings utterly hollow.

Perhaps someone on the White House staff should take Biden quietly aside and remind him that, despite his repeated assertions to the contrary, the only person to be killed on Jan. 6 was an unarmed, Trump supporting military veteran named Ashli Babbitt, who was shot dead by a Capitol police officer.