Biden, who was referring to former President Trump and other Republicans who are spreading lies about the 2020 elections, stated Wednesday that democracy in the country cannot be taken as a given. He also stressed that the people must defend democracy.
Washington: Taking aim at former President Donald Trump, and other Republicans who continue spreading lies about the 2020 elections, US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that democracy in America cannot be taken as a given. He stressed that citizens must defend democracy.
The President stated in his Democratic National Committee speech, less than a week before the midterm elections that American democracy was under attack due to the refusal of the former president to accept the 2020 election results.
Biden addressed the nation about preserving and protecting democracy. He said that “We can’t accept democracy as a given any longer.”
Trump refuses to recognize the will of the people. He refuses to acknowledge that he has lost. He has used his power to put loyalty to himself above loyalty to the Constitution. He’s also made a big lie about an article of faith in the mega Republican Party, a minority party.
“This intimidation, violence against Democrats, Republicans, and other non-partisan officials just doing what they do is the result of lies told to power and profit, lies that are of
Biden spoke at an event of the Democratic National Committee at Union Station near the Capitol about conspiracy and malice.
Biden highlighted the dangers to democracy and political violence and urged people to confront them with the truth. “The very future of our country depends on it.”
Biden recalled the brutal assault on Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi and said that the assailant entered his home asking Nancy where she is. These were the exact words used by the mob to storm the US Capitol on 6 January. They broke the windows and kicked in the doors. Then they attacked law enforcement with carters. And erected gallows for Mike Pence to be hanged. The President kept a fervent mob of angry people enraged by his big lie about 20202 being stolen. This lie is what fueled the rise in voter intimidation and political violence over the past two decades.
A mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed Washington DC’s Capitol Complex on 6 January 2021 as Congress was about to confirm Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election.
He also stated that election officials and workers in many states were threatened with physical threats, menacing calls and even death even before January 6.
“In Georgia, for example, the Republican Secretary-of-State and his family were threatened with death because he refused breaking the law and give in to the defeated President’s will.
He said, “Just demand that he be found 11,780 votes.”
At 7.22 PM, President Biden ended his remarks. He stressed the “damaging and corrosive” nature of electoral violence and denialism.
The president stated that the “Republicans” had contributed to a hostile climate.
Some Americans are “hungering for autocracy,”
“We don’t settle our differences by a riot or a mob or a bullet or a wrench,” President Biden stated, referring specifically to the attack against Paul Pelosi. We settle them peacefully at the ballot box.”
Biden stated that Americans who use violence for political ends are a minority. However, they are vocal and determined.
President Biden stated that candidates who refuse to accept next week’s results are choosing “a path towards chaos in America”
It’s unheard of, illegal, and completely un-American.
Biden ended his speech with a Jon Meacham-crafted phrase: “The fate of America lies with the people, it always has.”