President Biden continued to call for an investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection, telling CNN's Don Lemon, “I don’t care if you think I’m Satan reincarnate, the fact is you can’t look at that television and say, nothing happened on the 6th."
Biden was asked at CNN's town hall his reaction to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulling his five GOP members from the Jan. 6 select committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of them earlier Wednesday.
"You can't listen to people who say: this is a peaceful march," Biden told the audience in Cincinnati.
Biden went on to criticize Republicans and conspiracy theories, referring to "venom" being spread and warned that the rest of the world is watching America and whether America is "really back."
The President also specifically referenced QAnon telling the audience, "The idea that the Democrats or Biden are hiding people and sucking the blood of children... we've got to get beyond this," adding, "this is not who we are."
Asked how he believes anything can done in Washington, when investigating the insurrection can't even be agreed upon, Biden showed optimism, telling the audience, "I have faith in the American people."
Some more context: Earlier Wednesday, House Republicans balked at participating in the House committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on Wednesday after Pelosi rejected two of the five Republicans McCarthy had tapped for the panel.
Pelosi's decision to reject the two Republicans — and McCarthy's response to pull the rest his members — injected new fuel into the partisan fight over the select committee that's been raging since Democrats created the panel last month to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.