President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Americans to condemn political violence and warned of chaotic consequences that could result from emboldening Republicans, who have promised not to recognize future election results if Democratic Candidates win by electing them to the positions of governor and secretary of state in the next. Mid-term elections of the week.
Speaking at a Democratic National Committee event held at Union Station in Washington, where rioters attacked police and stormed the inaugural stand outside the US Capitol during the January 6 uprising, President Paul Pelosi last week Added a shocking attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – for the attack on the Capitol two years ago.
He noted that Mr Pelosi’s alleged attacker “Where is Nancy?” echoed the same question asked by pro-Trump rioters as they stormed through the halls of Congress, and said both Mr Pelosi’s alleged attacker and the rioters were “killed in a frenzy by a president repeatedly It was a big lie that the 2020 election was stolen.”
Mr Biden said the lies about the 2020 election had fueled an “alarming increase in political violence and voter intimidation” over the past two years, which affected both state officials and nonpartisan election activists.
“This threat, this violence against Democrats, Republicans and nonpartisan officials just doing their job, is the result of lies told for power and profit,” he said. “In this moment, we have to face those lies with the truth. The future of our country depends on it.”
The president said the US is now “facing a defining moment” and called on Americans to “speak up and say as a country that there is no place for voter intimidation and political violence in America”.
“Whether it is directed at Democrats or Republicans, no location, period. No place,” he said.
He also acknowledged that the 2022 midterm would be the “first national election” as “an armed, angry mob” attacked the Capitol in hopes of preventing Congress from certifying his 2020 election victory. He will also say that the pro-Trump attack on America’s democracy continues in other forms.
“I wish I could say that the attack on our democracy ended that day. But I cannot,” he said.
He pointed out that the increase in early voting over the past few years means that counting of votes will take longer and certain results will come on election night next week, and the winners of some elections may not be known for “a few days”. . ,
“It has always been important for citizens in a democracy to be informed and included. Now it is important for the citizen to be patient too. This is how it should work,” he said.
Continuing, Mr Biden warned that there are currently candidates standing for “every level of office in America” who are “committed to accepting the results of the elections they are holding”.
“This is a road to anarchy in America. It’s unprecedented. It’s illegal. And, it’s un-American,” he said, adding that Americans should “think long and hard” about “the moment” the country is currently in. Next week goes to the polls.
“In a normal year, we are not often faced with the question of whether the vote we cast will protect democracy or put it at risk, but we are this year,” he said, adding that more than 300 “Deprived of Elections”. office in mid-term elections.
While the president was blunt about the reasons for the political violence America has seen in recent months, he said those who pardon it or call for it are a “separate minority” in the country.
He called on pro-democracy voters and those rejecting the violence to be “more determined” than those who excused the attack on Pelosi.
“I believe the overwhelming majority of the American people, we all want you to make it absolutely clear that violence and status quo have no place in America,” he said.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /