The president also called out Donald Trump for appealing to racist followers with hateful rhetoric and speeches meant to rile up his base.
Trump claims the election he lost by 7 million votes was the "insurrection," while the violent attack he incited was merely a "protest."
The former secretary of state also made controversial comments on critical race theory as a guest co-host on "The View."
Bannon is refusing to comply with a subpoena from the nine-member House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
The Ohio Republican said he did not speak to Trump during the attack. He had previously said he did.
Landon Mitchell told a Facebook friend he thought the FBI wouldn't get him because he “was masked up the whole time."
The Jan. 6 House committee unanimously voted to charge Steve Bannon, a former aide to President Donald Trump, with criminal contempt of Congress for defying its subpoena.
Bannon has openly defied the subpoena issued by the committee, citing Trump's claim to executive privilege.
The panel is set to vote to recommend that Steve Bannon be held in criminal contempt of Congress.
"Why would you do this unless you wanted to hide something? Like, ya know, not disclosing your tax returns?" one Twitter user mused.