Joe Biden warns Americans that ‘MAGA Republicans’ are ‘trying to succeed where they failed in 2020′, overturning voters’ will in the next midterm elections.
In a speech delivered just six days before the polls closed, the US president said democracy was under attack as Donald Trump refused to accept the 2020 election results.
Biden pointed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attack on her husband and warned that Trump’s false allegations about election fraud “facilitated a dangerous rise in political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.” .
Paul Pelosi, 82, was seriously injured after being attacked with a hammer at his California home last week.
“We’ve seen an alarming increase in the number of people in this country who are condoning or silencing political violence,” Biden said.
“Silence is complicity.”
He singled out the “ultra-MAGA Republicans,” a reference to Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again,” and said they were a minority but a “powerhouse” of the Republican Party.
The group is “trying to succeed in 2020 where it failed to stifle voter rights and overthrow the electoral system itself,” he added.
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“America has candidates running for office at every level, including governor, congress, attorney general, and secretary of state, who do not commit to accepting the results of the elections in which they participate.
“It’s the road to chaos in America. It’s unprecedented. It’s illegal. And it’s un-American.”
In a country where many people vote early, more than 27 million Americans have already cast their ballots in the first elections since the Jan. 6, 2021 riots.
Five people were killed and more than 140 police officers injured on the day Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, the seat of power in Washington, DC.
Trump has been accused of inciting his supporters to overturn the results of an election that took place months ago.
On Wednesday, Mr. Biden called on voters to “consider the moment in which we find ourselves,” adding, “In a typical year, do the votes we cast sustain or sustain our democracy?” We don’t face a lot of problems,” he added. There are risks, but this year it is. “