The president draws George Washington comparison in Valley Forge speech.
President Joe Biden traveled to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on Friday to deliver a speech to mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. During his address, President Biden frequently drew a parallel between what he called his fight for “preservation of American democracy” and George Washington’s “sacred cause” during the struggle for American independence nearly 250 years ago.
He asserted that the return of former president Donald Trump to the White House poses a significant threat to democracy and the Constitution.
The president chose to deliver his speech near Valley Forge, a location of great historical significance as it served as George Washington’s headquarters for the Continental Army during 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.
“Today we gathered in a new year, just one day before January 6, a day forever seared in our memory because it was on that day when we nearly lost America—lost it all,” President Biden said during his speech.
“Today, we’re here to answer the most