President Joe Biden (D) urged Americans to band together around shared ideals in an address made Wednesday night, in which he repeatedly branded tens of millions of Republicans as a threat to the nation.
Biden began his address by linking an attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D) husband by a crazy madman to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the United States Capitol.
Previous President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 presidential race, according to Biden, have “fueled a worrisome escalation in political violence and voter intimidation throughout the previous two years.”
“This violence towards Democrats, Republicans, and nonpartisan authorities who are simply doing their jobs is the result of lies being told for profit and power,” Biden alleged. “Conspiracy and malicious lies.” Lies that are repeated over and over, creating a cycle of rage, hatred, hostility, or even violence.”
Because “the defeated previous American president failed to accept the outcomes of the 2020 election, the vast majority of Americans feel our democracy is at peril, and our democracy is at threat,” according to Biden.
Trump’s allegations, according to Biden, are “an article of religion in the MAGA Republican Base,” and “extreme MAGA Republicans intend to call into doubt not just the legitimacy of prior elections, but elections now and in the future.”
“The radical MAGA element of the Republican Party, which, as I previously stated, is a minority of that party but has been its driving force, is attempting to triumph where they failed in 2020, to undermine voters’ rights and manipulate the political system itself,” Biden asserted without providing proof. “That entails rejecting your voting rights and choosing if your vote is even valid.”
“Rather than waiting until after the election, they’re starting far before it,” Biden stated. “They’re starting right now. They’ve encouraged voter and election officials’ violence and intimidation. This year, more than 300 election skeptics are expected to appear on ballots across the United States. We cannot overlook the consequences for our country. It’s harmful, caustic, and destructive. And, just to be clear, this isn’t about me. It’s all about us.”
“We really have to start looking out for one another again,” Biden stated after repeatedly condemning Republicans. “Seeing each other as we the people, rather than as entrenched opponents.”