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Delaware reporter reveals the story behind viral photo of the uniformed man praying at Beau Biden's grave
January 20, 2021
With tears streaming down his face, President Joe Biden gave a send off to his friends and family in Delaware ahead of the inauguration. Not far from his heart, Biden said that it should be Beau being inaugurated Wednesday.
For those who knew Beau, casually met Beau or even bumped into him in the Dover Capitol, he was what all public servants and decent people should strive to be.
<p><em>Delaware News Journal</em>'s Patricia Talorico was thinking about Beau too, remembering the time she was sitting at an event, frustrated about a story she had to write about politicians and campaigns. Beau wasn't in the Attorney General's office, she explained, noting he wasn't an official or a politician.</p><p>"I'm sure the despair showed in my face," she wrote. "Then I heard a friendly voice say, 'Hey, how are you? Are you OK?'"</p><p>It was Beau, holding out his hand with a smile and an introduction.</p><p>She remembered the day of the funeral in Wilmington when the then-vice president and Dr. Jill Biden stood for hours as floods of people walked through their family church to pay their respects after Beau died of brain cancer. </p><p>So, as Beau's father was about to be sworn in, Talorico said that she thought she'd drive by the cemetery and say a prayer for Beau at the church, which also happens to be her home church. </p><p>"I saw <a href="https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/20/joe-biden-inaugurated-while-uniformed-man-kneels-beau-bidens-grave/4233673001/" target="_blank">a lone man in a blue uniform kneeling at Beau's grave</a>," she wrote. "No one else was around on this cold, windy afternoon except for a few people doing outside work at the cemetery. In my car, I had the radio tuned to CNN. Joe Biden was being sworn in as president and was about to begin his address."</p><p>She watched from afar as the uniformed man bowed his head and clasped his hands. </p><p>"The image brought tears to my eyes," she wrote. "I couldn't bring myself to interrupt this poignant, solemn moment. I took some photos from a distance, and pulled my car over to a nearby roadway. I listened to the end of Biden's speech and drove back to see if the man was still there. He was. And he was still kneeling, still had his head bowed."</p><p>She noted she could have gone to ask his name and information, but she left instead, allowing the man to spend the inauguration with the new president's son. </p><p><a href="https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2021/01/20/why-took-photo-beau-bidens-grave-going-viral-delaware-president-inauguration/4233905001/" target="_blank">Read Talorico's full piece</a> and see the photo below: </p> <div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1d13fbbdc4e6c8670c8922575d45c66e" id="35e32"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1351946472527433731"><div style="margin:1em 0">Poignant moment: While Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech, a lone man in a uniform knelt at the Delaware grave… https://t.co/8jdivRMZ45</div> — Patricia Talorico (@Patricia Talorico)<a href="https://twitter.com/PattyTalorico/statuses/1351946472527433731">1611164131.0</a></blockquote></div>
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George W. Bush called Clyburn the country's 'savior' for his role in helping Biden defeat Trump: report
January 20, 2021
On Wednesday, Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard reported that former President George W. Bush privately told House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) that he is "the savior" because of his kingmaker role in the Democratic primary that cemented the nomination for President Joe Biden.
"You know, you're the savior, because if you had not nominated Joe Biden, we would not be having this transfer of power today," Bush reportedly told Clyburn, adding that Biden was "the only one who could have defeated the incumbent president."
<div class="twitter-tweet twitter-tweet-rendered" style="display: flex; max-width: 550px; width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"><iframe allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" class="" data-tweet-id="1351981834129858562" frameborder="0" id="twitter-widget-0" scrolling="no" src="https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1351981834129858562&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2Fr%2Fentryeditor%2F2650045065%23publish&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px" style="position: static; visibility: visible; width: 550px; height: 295px; display: block; flex-grow: 1;" title="Twitter Tweet"></iframe></div><p>These comments would be one of the strongest rebukes made by Bush against former President Donald Trump, whom he reportedly disliked but typically avoided criticizing by name.</p><p>A spokesman for Bush, Freddy Ford, <a href="https://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP/status/1351992351372226561?s=20" target="_blank">downplays</a> this characterization of events, saying that Bush only told Clyburn he helped Biden get elected and was not editorializing on the former president.</p><p>Biden's campaign struggled early in the primary, receiving poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. He took the lead after a blowout win in South Carolina driven largely by Black voters, soon after Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black congressman, gave a full-throated endorsement.</p> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>
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January 20, 2021
Police arrested Samuel Fisher on Wednesday morning for his participation in the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Fisher had bragged about his role in the attack and bringing firearms to the city.
The Daily Beast reported goes by "Brad Holiday" in the right-wing conspiracy world. He is being charged with disorderly conduct on restricted grounds and unlawful entry. It was the New York Daily News, that announced Fisher had an "arsenal of ammunition, tactical gear, two machetes, an American flag, and at least one shotgun."
<p>Fisher posted several photos of himself inside the Capitol on his social media and bragged about his role in the attack. When he was asked if he was on the "frontlines," the Daily Beast noted that he answered: "It was awesome. It was dangerous and violent. People died...but it was fucking great if you ask me….i (sic) got tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed."</p><p>He continued: "Seeing cops literally run ... was the coolest thing ive (sic) ever seen in my life. Cant (sic) divulge too much here...but fuck the DC police. In all seriousness and get ready."</p><p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/samuel-fisher-conspiracy-addled-nyc-pickup-artist-arrested-in-capitol-riots" target="_blank">Read the full report. </a></p>
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