President Biden has urged all Democrats to vote in the upcoming election and not “allow the dark forces that thirst for power” to threaten American democracy. Biden during a National Committee Event in Union Station in Washington, D.C. told people that they should not take elections for granted. He then argued that Republicans could not be trusted and that the country’s democracy was being threatened.
He also said that everyone in the country should be unified in not accepting voter intimidation or political violence. He noted that their differences should not be taken out with violence and riots but rather through voting.
In his remarks he focused on similar messaging, as he had in the past, saying that GOP extremism can threaten American democracy. As Biden said around 300 Republican election deniers are on the ballots this year. He noted that this election was not about himself but rather about saving the country’s democracy.
Biden’s speech comes only one week after the violent attack on Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. The attack took place in the couple’s San Francisco home and left Paul Pelosi in the hospital where he had to undergo surgery for a skull fracture. The reasoning behind the attack has not yet been made clear, however, Democrats have maintained that it is because of the GOP demonizing Pelosi over the years.
Biden said that the violence against political officials who are just doing their job is the result of all the lies being shared. He added that lies create anger and hate and eventually lead to violent events.
However, despite what Biden is saying, most voters don’t appear to be in favor of this messaging during a time when the country is facing historically high inflation rates.