On Thursday (September 1), President Joe Biden is set to give a prime-time address from Philadelphia warning Americans that their rights and freedoms are “under attack” and urging them to protect democracy.
According to a White House official, the President’s speech at Independence National Historical Park will be dedicated to reviving his 2020 campaign theme of fighting for the “soul of the nation.”
The White House official revealed that Biden would address “how the core values of this nation — our standing in the world, our democracy — are at stake,” adding, “He will talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack. And he will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy.”
With the midterms two months away, Biden has initiated a sharper criticism of Republican nominees, claiming those who aligned themselves with former President Donald Trump were embracing “semi-fascism.”
At a speech he conducted in Maryland last Thursday, Biden declared, “The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security. They’re a threat to our very democracy.”
He continued his verbal attack on Trump supporters, claiming, “They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace, embrace political violence. They don’t believe in democracy.”
Biden referrring to Trump’s supporters embracing “semi-fascism” didn’t go unnoticed. Instead, following the divisive comments, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Emma Vaughn rebuked the President in a statement.
“Biden has pitted neighbors against each other, labeled half of Americans as fascist, and tarnished any idea of his promise of ‘unity.'” Vaughn said in her statement while criticizing Biden for leaving American families to deal “with a recession, high gas prices, and a nation on the wrong track.”