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Says MAGA Republicans threaten ‘the very foundations of our republic’
reviewing Joe Biden’s speech Wednesday night ahead of next week’s midterms, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters the president sought to warn voters of “an alarming number of Republican officials” who are “being very clear they’re not going to accept the results of these elections.”
She offered no examples to back her claim as polls indicate a growing “red wave” in which Republicans are competitive in many Democratic strongholds and are poised to regain the House and the Senate.
Most voters, according to surveys, say inflation is their chief concern. But Biden, at the Columbus Club at Union Station near the Capitol on Wednesday evening, insisted democracy itself is on the ballot.
A vote for Republicans, he said, is a vote for “the dark forces that thirst for power.”
“We’re facing a defining moment,” said Biden. “We must with one overwhelming, unified voice speak, as a country and say there’s no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America.”
The president said it’s estimated that more than 300 Republican “election deniers are on the ballot all across America this year.”
“This is not about me. … It’s about the durability of our democracy,” he said.