WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden stepped up his attacks on conservatives ahead of the midterm elections, in rare primetime remarks on Thursday as Republicans endorse extreme ideologies that threaten democracy. will accuse.
The White House said its 8 p.m. ET speech at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park will focus on “the fight for the soul of the nation.” “Make America Great Again” movement.
“The MAGA forces are determined to push this country back. is going to go against
“For too long we have believed that American democracy is guaranteed, but it is not. We must defend it, protect it, and stand up for it. Each of us.” Biden will say.
In previewing his speech, a senior government official said: The president said he would oppose “movements that do not recognize free and fair elections, movements that increasingly speak of violence in response to behavior they do not like or agree with, movements that are not democratic behaviour.” added, “It’s not a speech about a particular politician or a particular political party.”
Still, Republicans are planning their own counterarguments. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican California, is scheduled to give preliminary oral arguments on Thursday from Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, about the president’s “attack on the soul of the nation.”
The Biden administration has claimed the remarks are an official White House event, not a campaign, but the speech will help Democrats maintain control of Congress with the midterm elections just two months away. It was done at a time when the president was stepping up efforts to
At a fundraiser for Democrats last week, Biden likened Republicans who embraced President Trump’s central MAGA philosophy to “semi-fascism.”
Earlier this week, in remarks also made in Pennsylvania, Biden said Republicans should call for an attack on the FBI following the Mar-Arago search, a call to withdraw funding to the FBI, and a January 6 Unwillingness of some within the party to condemn the mob.
“What the President believes is why we are doing this in prime time. It means that we believe that it is necessary to save the value of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday. “What he’s not trying to do is hesitate to call these MAGA Republicans he sees extremist.”
In a statement Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel accused Biden and the Democrats of pitting Americans against each other.
“Joe Biden is the head of the Divide Commission and epitomizes the current state of the Democratic Party: one of division, loathing and hostility towards half the country,” McDaniel said.