After weeks of reassuring talk about America’s economy and inflation, President Joe Biden turned to a deeper, more urgent message on Wednesday night, warning in the final days of the midterm elections that former President Donald Trump’s election Those who deny lies and democracy itself is in danger. Violence he said they inspire.
Pointing specifically to the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, she said Trump’s false claims about a stolen election have fueled an alarming rise of political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.
Six days before the key midterm elections, Biden said, “As I stand here today, there are candidates running for every level of office in America, governor, Congress, attorney general, secretary of state, to accept.” They will not commit to the result of the election.
This is the road to anarchy in America. “He said,” This is unprecedented. This is illegal. And, it’s un-American.
The president, who has been focusing on drawing an economic gap between Democrats and the GOP, shone a spotlight on ultra-mega Republicans, a reference to Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan and growing concerns over political violence.
Days after the speech, a man who tried to kidnap House Speaker Pelosi seriously injured her husband, Paul Pelosi, at their San Francisco home, and physical threats rattled members of Congress and election workers.
Emphasizing that this is the first federal election since the January 6, 2021 insurrection and Trump’s efforts to subvert the will of voters in the 2020 presidential election, Biden called on voters to reject candidates who Denied the results of the vote, which also belong to Trump. The administration was declared free from any widespread fraud or interference.
Biden asked voters to take the long view of the moment we are in.
In a typical year, we are not often faced with the question of whether the vote we cast will protect democracy or endanger it, he said. But we are this year.
Biden delivered his remarks from Washington’s Union Station, blocks from the US Capitol, the White House said, just six days before polls close on Nov. 8 and more than 27 million Americans have already cast their ballots.
Referring to the January 6 attack, senior White House adviser Anita Dunn told Axios that it was from Capitol Hill because that was where the attempt to destroy our democracy was made.
The threat of political violence that most Americans find abhorrent, the idea that you would use violence to advance your political means is something that unites almost all Americans and we can all unite against , And obviously, we’ve seen terrible things happen lately, Dunn said.
Previewing Biden’s remarks, he said the Democratic president will be very clear tonight that he is talking to people who don’t agree with him on any issue, who don’t agree with his agenda, but who really care about this. The fundamental value of democracy can unite behind the idea.
What we are seeing is an alarming number of Republican officials who are suggesting that they will not accept the results of this election,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
It’s not a regular moment in time,” he said. He’s going to stick it out.
Prior to Biden’s speech, US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said he has reviewed the attack on Pelosi’s husband and said he believes more resources and better security are needed for members of Congress in today’s political climate. There is a demand because there has been a huge increase in threats to MPs after 6 January. A rare call to stop the malicious conspiracies revolving around the attack.
Our brave men and women are working round the clock to accomplish this urgent mission during these divisive times, he said in a statement. In the meantime, one important change that will have an immediate impact is turning the temperature on political rhetoric down before it’s too late for people across our country.
Biden last delivered a prime-time speech on Sept. 1 outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, The Ongoing Battle for the Nation’s Soul, in which he denounced the maga forces of Donald Trump and his followers as a threat to America’s order. It was Government’s
They promote authoritarian leaders, and they fan the flames of political violence that threatens our individual rights, the pursuit of justice, the rule of law, the soul of this country, Biden said then.
The new comments come as hundreds of candidates who have unfairly denied the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election are on ballots across the country, many of whom prepare to be elected to key roles overseeing the election. Huh.
Unlike the September remarks, which drew criticism from some corners for being paid for by taxpayers, Biden’s Wednesday night speech is being hosted by the Democratic National Committee.
will address the threat of those denying the presidential election and those seeking to undermine faith in voting and democracy; And stakes for our democracy in next week’s election, the DNC said.
Many Americans remain pessimistic about the state of American democracy. An October poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that just 9 percent of adults think democracy is working very or very well, while 52 percent say it is working well. not doing.