President Joe Biden attacked former President Donald Trump and the “MAGA Republicans” in a furious address during prime time, claiming they “represent a clear and present risk” to American democracy.

From Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden urged Americans to reject fear and violence and said, “It’s in our hands, yours and mine, to stop the assault on American democracy.” “I think the United States is at a turning point, one of those moments that shapes all that follows.”

In the 2020 presidential election, Biden ran and won on the platform of urging Americans to support democracy over radicals. The White House is hoping that it will continue to be a successful approach two months out from the midterm elections that will determine who controls the House of Representatives and Senate. His journey is his second in three days to the crucial swing state.

“We’ve persuaded ourselves for a very long time that American democracy is secure. Biden argued that it is not. “We must protect it. Keep it safe. Stand your ground. Everyone and everything of us. This is why I’m pleading with our country to band together tonight and stand steadfastly by whatever means necessary to safeguard our democracy. of your philosophy.”

Despite conflicting economic indicators, Democrats’ chances of maintaining their majority in both chambers have improved recently as Republicans continue to face backlash from the Supreme Court’s abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade and ongoing investigations into Trump. The majority of American citizens, 58%, disapprove of the Dobbs decision, and about the same number, 57%, think the investigations into Trump should continue, according to an NBC News survey released last week.

According to Biden, “MAGA forces are committed to pull our country backwards.” “Backwards to an America where there is no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to choose who you marry,” the speaker said.

Biden has stated that since Trump took office, the nation is engaged in “a struggle for the soul of the nation.” Biden’s selection of the Independence National Historic Park, where the Constitution was written, as the location serves to highlight the gravity of the threat to democracy. According to the same NBC News poll, “threats to democracy” have surpassed the expense of living as the top concern for voters.

In an effort to frame Democrats as an alternative to an extreme party, Biden has recently increased his criticism of Republicans. He called Republicans “semi-fascist” last week for sticking by the former president.

Trump’s legal issues as a result of the FBI raid on his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, where the former president is accused of mishandling secret information, are the backdrop to his remarks.

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