Biden has intentionally been muted on the topic to give Republicans political space to maneuver and let the factions fight amongst themselves, according to a person familiar with the Biden team’s strategy.

“All of this is sort of a deliberate effort to be clear about what’s happening and it being wrong and unacceptable, but being somewhat measured to let others denounce what’s happening,” the person said.

Democratic senators, too, have been privately urging their colleagues to temper their criticism.