One year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, President Joe Biden gave a speech blasting former President Donald Trump for the “web of lies” he perpetuated surrounding the 2020 election.

Politicians from both sides of the aisle commented on the first anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called the event a “dark day for Congress and our country.” McConnell also called the insurrectionists “criminals.”

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On Wednesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz referred to the Jan. 6 insurrection as “a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol.” Cruz, a Republican, was one of the GOP leaders who objected to certifying the votes from the 2020 election.

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