Democratic President Joe Biden echoed a familiar phrase once uttered by former Republican President Donald Trump in response to his predecessor's plan to pardon some of the January 6 rioters.
Biden declared, once and for all, there were no good people attacking the Capitol during the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
His statement condemning the violence that unfolded during the Capitol siege was a nod to Trump's response to the August 12, 2017, White supremacist terrorist attack toward peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump infamously said there were fine people on "both sides."
Biden made his statement on Twitter after Trump suggested during a CNN-hosted town hall in New Hampshire that he would pardon a majority of the MAGA-supporting rioters that invaded the U.S. Capitol building, planning to overturn Biden's confirmed presidential victory in the 2020 election.
On Wednesday, Biden took to Twitter and asserted:
"There were not fine people on both sides of Charlottesville."
"The January 6th rioters were not good people."
"End of story."
The tweet was accompanied by a video showing Trump glorifying the rioters on January 6 as "proud" individuals who were there "with love in their heart" on a "beautiful day."
To contrast Trump's delusion, the clip was juxtaposed with chaotic footage of the actual violence that took place within the walls of the seat of the United States Congress. The riot resulted in at least five deaths, over 150 injuries to law enforcement and millions of dollars in damages.
The President's statement had Twitter's approval.
Approximately 600 rioters have been convicted so far of federal offenses as part of the attack and more than 480 were sentenced.
At WeWednesday'town hall, Trump said he would pardon a "large portion" of the rioters if he was elected in 2024.
He said at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire:
"I am inclined to pardon many of them. I can't say for every single one, because a couple of them, probably they got out of control."
Meanwhile, outside the venue during the town hall, protesters gathered and held signs–some of which read:
Nobody is above the law"
"Elections, not insurrection."