Can no longer take democracy for granted in our country, says US President

WASHINGTON: Addressing former President Donald Trump and other Republicans who continue to spread lies about the 2020 election, US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that democracy cannot be taken for granted in the country, emphasizing that the people have to defend it.
With less than a week to go before the midterm elections, the president argued in the Democratic National Committee speech that “American democracy is under attack because the defeated former president of the United States refused to accept the results of the 2020 election.”
Addressing the nation on preserving and protecting democracy, Biden said, “We can no longer take democracy for granted.”
“He (Trump) refuses to accept the will of the people, he refuses to accept the fact that he lost. He has abused his power and put loyalty to himself before loyalty to the Constitution. mega faith Republican Partythe minority of that party.
“This intimidation, this violence against Democrats, Republicans, and nonpartisan officials who are simply doing their jobs, is the consequence of lies told for power and profit, lies of conspiracy and malice, lies repeated over and over to create a cycle of anger. hatred, vitriol and even violence,” Biden said speaking at a Democratic National Committee event at Union Station near the Capitol.
Highlighting the threats to democracy and political violence, Biden further urged people to confront those lies with the truth, “the future of our nation depends on it.”
Remembering the violent assault on the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul PelosiBiden said: “After the assailant entered the house asking where is Nancy, where is Nancy, those were the same words the mob used when they broke into the US Capitol on January 6. When they broke the window They kicked down doors and brutally attacked. Law enforcement roam the highways…and erected gallows to hang former Vice President Mike Pence. It was an angry mob that had been whipped into a frenzy by a president who repeated over and over that The big lie that the 20202 election had been stolen is a lie that fueled the dangerous rise in political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.”
On January 6, 2021, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol complex in Washington DC as Congress convened to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
He further said that even before January 6, election officials and poll workers in several states were subjected to threatening calls, physical threats, and even threats against their own lives.
“In Georgia, for example, the Republican secretary of state and his family received death threats because he refused to break the law and gave in to the defeated president’s demand to find him 11,780 votes,” he added.
President Biden concluded his remarks, which emphasized the “harmful, corrosive and destructive” nature of election denial and political violence, at 7:22 p.m.
In his remarks, the president warned that “Republicans” have contributed to a climate in which some Americans have developed an “appetite for autocracy.”
“We don’t resolve our differences with a riot, a mob, a bullet or a hammer,” President Biden said, referring to the attack on Paul Pelosi. “We accommodate them peacefully at the polls.”
President Biden said that those who are willing to use violence to achieve political ends are a “distinct minority” in the United States, “but they are loud and determined.”
The candidates who are on the verge of refusing to accept the results of next week’s election, President Biden said, are choosing “a path to chaos in America.”
“It is unprecedented, it is illegal and it is un-American.”
Biden closed with his familiar line crafted by Jon Meacham: “Fate if America’s soul lies where it always is: with the people.”


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