As the election year begins, President Joe Biden will travel on Jan. 5 to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where he will deliver a speech to mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, with a message centered on the threats to U.S. democracy.
During his speech, President Biden is expected to intensify his criticism of his predecessor, President Donald Trump, who is the leading candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination.
President Biden’s campaign announced that the president is to speak at a college near Valley Forge, a location of great historical significance as it served as George Washington’s headquarters for the Continental Army during part of the Revolutionary War. In the winter of 1777–1778, Gen. Washington and his troops camped at Valley Forge, which is about 18 miles west of Philadelphia.
The chosen venue for the speech, Montgomery County Community College, is situated about 15 miles from the historic site. The speech was moved up by a day due to a predicted winter storm in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this weekend.
Biden campaign officials briefed reporters on Jan. 2 on some of the campaign’s strategies, one of which is depicting President Trump as a threat to democracy in the