Biden on Thursday warned Americans that democracy is under attack from a faction of the Republican party led by former President Donald Trump, and called on Democrats, mainstream Republicans and independents to “speak up, speak out, get engaged — vote, vote vote vote.” In a rare prime time speech, Biden attacked his predecessor, saying that “too much of what’s happening in our country today isn’t normal.” The speech came just two months ahead of midterm congressional elections, where Democrats are fighting to keep their slim
Biden said that democracy is in danger because of Trump and his supporters. He asked people who care about democracy to vote.
Biden gave a speech attacking his predecessor and saying that what’s happening in our country today isn’t normal. The speech came just two months before midterm congressional elections, where Democrats are trying to keep their majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives.
The refuse to accept the results of a free election. They are working right now to give the power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies. This will allow election deniers to undermine democracy.
The White House said that Biden’s speech wasn’t political, but he said mean things about Trump and his supporters anyway. He called them “MAGA Republicans” because they want America to be great again.
After months of low poll numbers, Biden is hoping to improve his chances by capitalizing on recent legislative successes, worries about the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion, and continued stories about Trump’s legal troubles, said Doug Sosnik, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton.
The real power of the presidency is using the bully pulpit for speeches. The better your standing with the American public, the more likely you are to have an impact.
Tulchin said that Biden is smart to make himself look different than Trump and the other Republicans. He said that every hero needs a villain, and Trump would make a good one.
President Biden is mean to people who don’t agree with his policies. That is not leadership.
We are not powerless against these threats. We are not just watching what is happening to democracy. There are many more Americans who do not agree with the MAGA ideology than those who do.
Lauren Flores is a reporter for ABC News. She has covered major news stories for the network, including the 2016 presidential election, the 2017 Women’s March, and the 2018 midterm elections.