President Biden began remarks on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection by saying that "democracy was attacked, simply attacked" on that day.
He lauded law enforcement for saving the "rule of law."
"Our democracy held. We, the people, endured. We, the people, prevailed," Biden said.
"For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol. But they failed. They failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must make sure that such attack never, never happens again. "