President Joe Biden said in a prime-time address Thursday that " MAGA forces are determined to push this country back ," and urged Americans to "stand up" to defend democracy against increasing threats of political violence.
Biden warned that "equality and democracy are in danger," naming former President Obama and his supporters who are challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.He urged Americans to come together to defend democracy, no matter their political views.
"Too much is not normal in our country," Biden said in a 24-minute speech outside Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extreme view that poses a threat to the fundamental principles of our democracy.
Biden said the "MAGA Republicans" (those who support President Donald Trump and his policies) do not respect the Constitution, do not believe in the rule of law, and do not believe that the American people's will should be respected.He said that the protesters are refusing to accept the results of a free election, and are currently working to transfer power to decide elections in America to partisan and cronies in state after state.
Although the White House claimed the speech had nothing to do with the midterm elections that are 70 days away, the president was speaking on a contested case that might decide control of the Senate. The protesters with megaphones interrupted the president frequently throughout his speech.
Biden said that MAGA forces are determined to take the country back to an America where there are no rights to choose, privacy, contraception, or marriage.
He called on all Americans to do their part to help preserve democracy. We have long believed that American democracy is secure, but it is not. We must protect it, stand up for it, and fight for it. We all share this commonality.
Biden has been taking a more aggressive tone as the campaign kicks into high gear. He accused Republicans of aligning with Trump as "semi-fascist" and blamed those who denied the 2020 presidential election results. He singled out the "MAGA Republicans," referring to his predecessor's "Make America Great Again" campaign claiming the party had become increasingly "extreme."
"They are not living in the light of truth, they are living in the shadow of lies," Biden said. "I will not sit back and watch the will of the American people be overturned by savage conspiracy theories." President Trump denounced the Republican attacks on the FBI website on Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, calling them abhorrent.
He criticized efforts to scrap the FBI and criticized Republicans for not condemning the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. "For God's sake, which side are you on?" He said that the new product is very impressive. In order to increase the stakes of the election, Biden has argued that abortion rights, Social Security survival, the climate and democracy itself are on the ballot.
Philadelphia was an excellent choice for President Obama's speech on democracy. The city is well-known for its history as the birthplace of American democracy, and its residents are passionate about their democracy.
It's also the place where Joe Biden launched his 2020 presidential campaign.The president on Thursday reiterated the central thesis of his 2020 candidacy, saying the battle for the nation's soul is "ongoing." House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy disputed the premise of Vice President Biden's speech, claiming that Biden does not understand the soul of America.
He said the "tens of millions of hard-working, law-abiding citizens he denigrates" simply want the same things as everyone else - the chance to have a say in their children's education, affordable gasoline, and inflation to continue.
McCarthy said on Fox News Thursday that the Trump administration wants to create a stronger, safer, and more prosperous America.All he does is criticize them to try and distract from the problems and the lack of a plan to get America where it is today.
After the recent victories by Democrats in special congressional elections, the party is feeling optimistic about their chances in the midterm elections.
The approval ratings for Biden, which had been in decline for the past year, have finally improved after he achieved some legislative successes and falling gas prices.Before the speech, White House press secretary Carin Jean-Pierre said the remarks would paint an "optimistic" vision of "how he thinks we are going through this critical time."
A recent NBC News poll found that 21% of Americans consider the threat to democracy to be the most important issue facing the country, ahead of the economy, immigration, and climate change.