Biden calls the midterm elections a ‘decisive moment’ for democracy amid political violence and voting threats.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says Wednesday’s midterm elections are a “decisive moment” for democracy. The threat of political violence and voting threats awaits the upcoming elections. , bind January. 6 rebels against Paul Pelosi attack last week. Prosecutors said the suspect, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was looking for her husband when he hammered him, prosecutors said. “We must face political violence and voting threats with an overwhelming voice. Stand up and oppose it,” said former Vice President Biden, speaking for about 20 minutes near the Capitol. “We do not address our differences in America with riots, mobs, bullets or hammers. We settle peacefully in the ballot box. But we must be honest with ourselves. We must face this problem. We cannot avoid it. We can’t pretend it’s going to work itself out.” Biden’s remarks were in part his warnings about the threats posed by those spreading misinformation about the validity of the 2020 election, and that many Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump promote “extremism.” “We are facing a decisive moment, an inflection point, and we must speak as a nation with an overwhelmingly united voice and say that there is no place for voting intimidation or political violence in America, regardless of direction. For Democrats and Republicans, it’s a no-place period, a no-place enemy,” Biden said. The president also argued to voters that elections, less than a week away, would be crucial to preserving the country’s democratic values ​​in the long run. period. He also accused his predecessor of threatening democracy by not accepting the results of the 2020 general election, and he accepts the will of the people and does not accept the fact that he has lost. “He abused his power and prioritized loyalty to himself over loyalty to the Constitution,” Biden said. Biden spoke at Union Station in Washington, said Anita Dunn, senior White House adviser. Axios said, “He’s going to be speaking at the Capitol, and why is he speaking at the Capitol? It’s the right place because on January 6th we saw violence aimed at subverting the democratic process. A source familiar with the matter said: The president has had the issue in mind for quite some time, but several circumstances have been added to the emergency, including a growing proposal from some Republican officials, the election results and some Republicans last Friday said, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi. may refuse to condemn the attack on or accept the fact that they blatantly ridiculed it. In some major swing states, it will take days for all votes to be counted. In 2020, election denials will need to count absentee ballots. They used their time to falsely accuse election officials: Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel called Biden’s remarks “desperate and dishonest.” While still focusing on the issues that matter most to the voters, Biden and Democrats are struggling in their last days. by.”Shannon PettypieceShannon Pettypiece is Senior White House Correspondent for NBCNews.com, contributed by Kristen Welker.
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