White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the events of January 6 horrified her.
US President Joe Biden does not intend to interfere in the investigation of the Capitol’s storming, which was promised by the candidate for the post of Justice Secretary – US Attorney General Merrick Garland during a hearing in the Senate. This was stated on Thursday by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on ABC.
“We decided to do something new – to make the Ministry of Justice independent. Garland did a great job in Congress, answering the questions. It will decide whether and how the investigation continues. This is his decision,” she said, answering a question about whether Biden will seek to bring to justice the participants in the assault, as well as former President Donald Trump.
At the same time, Psaki added that the events of January 6 horrified her. “We must, of course, do everything to prevent this from happening again. Many steps can be taken to do this, and the decision of the Ministry of Justice whether to conduct an investigation will be one of them,” she added.
Earlier, during his confirmation hearing before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Garland promised to organize the prosecution of “white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6,” and, if necessary, former President Trump, if his involvement in what happened that day is discovered.