(Daily Mail) Republicans have reacted with fury at President Joe Biden‘s ‘divisive’ and ‘patronizing’ speech’ they say was a bid to divide Americans, try and distract them from his poor record and pit the midterms as a battle between the Democrats and ‘dark forces’ in then Republicans.
‘He is a tyrant,’ Republican Congressman Andy Biggs tweeted after the remarks at Washington D.C.’s crime-ridden Union Station where Biden said ‘democracy means the rule of the people, not the rule of monarchs or the moneyed’ and warned of election deniers continuing Donald Trump‘s Big Lie’ to try to overturn the 2022 election.
The president said next Tuesday’s vote is a decision on ‘whether we’re going to sustain a republic, where reality’s accepted’ or the ‘dark forces that thirst for power’ and a battle between ‘autocracy and democracy’.
He also tied the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi to Trump and his refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election, January 6 and MAGA Republicans.
‘This institution, this intimidation, this violence against Democrats, Republicans, and nonpartisan officials just doing their jobs, are the consequence of lies told for power and profit, lies of conspiracy and malice, lies repeated over and over to generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol, and even violence,’ he said.
‘We the people must decide whether the rule of law will prevail or whether we will allow the dark forces and thirst for power put ahead of the principles that have long guided us,’ he said.
The GOP said his remarks were a desperate attempt to trying and divert Americans’ attention away from his failure to address inflation, crime and the border. They also tore into his complaints of ‘autocracy’ when many of his policies, including his massive student loan forgiveness plan, were done without putting it to Congress.
Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said: ‘President Biden is trying to divide and deflect at a time when America needs to unite—because he can’t talk about his policies that have driven up the cost of living. The American people aren’t buying it.’
Senator Tom Cotton said Biden thinks ‘democracy’ can only be achieved by ‘Democrats having complete power’ as the party looks set to lose the House and have an uphill battle to hold onto the Senate in the midterms.
President Joe Biden delivered a ‘divisive’ speech Wednesday night that got under Republican lawmakers’ skin with less than a week until Election Day as he linked the attack on Paul Pelosi to former President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election and labeled the 2022 midterms as a battle between democracy and autocracy.
Senator Tom Cotton said Biden thinks ‘democracy’ can only be achieved by ‘Democrats having complete power’ as the Party scrambles to try and hold onto power on Congress
Projections from Real Clear Politics show the Republicans are projected to win the House and the Senate next Tuesday
Tennessee Representative Mark Green weighed-in on the ‘divisive speech’ by writing on Twitter: ‘Try as he might, President Biden can’t distract the American people from the truth.’
Biden began his remarks by drawing a connection between the attack on Paul Pelosi to Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election, and warned ‘dark forces with a thirst for power’ will threaten democracy in the midterms.
‘They only care about attacking Trump. That’s it,’ Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about Democrats following Biden’s remarks.
‘Joe Biden just proved to Americans that he doesn’t care that you can’t afford gas, can’t afford food, that our borders are invaded, and you’re victims of crime just like Paul Pelosi,’ she added.
‘Trump didn’t cause our problems, Biden did.’
Poll after poll shows that Americans’ top concern going into the 2022 midterms on November 8 is the economy, including inflation and gas prices.
Democrats, however, latched onto social issues like abortion rights to try and garner more support and avoid Republicans taking control in Congress.
‘Americans are fed up with Joe Biden,’ Arizona Representative Andy Biggs tweeted on Wednesday evening.
Arizona Representative Andy Biggs said Biden’s speech was ‘patronizing’ and called the president a ‘tyrant’
MTG said Americans are ‘victims of crime just like Paul Pelosi’ due to rising crime in U.S. cities and blamed Biden for ‘our problems’
Some Republicans said the attacking nature of the speech was a deflection from his inability to defend his record and save the flailing economy before Election Day