With less than a week to go before midterm elections, President Biden warned political violence and lying politicians pose a growing threat to democracy and are putting the United States on a “path to chaos.”
President Joe Biden: “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. In this moment, we have to confront those lies with the truth. The very future of our nation depends on it.”
In his primetime speech from Union Station Wednesday, Biden refused to name Donald Trump but said the former president’s lies about the 2020 election results led to violence against election workers and tragic events like the January 6 insurrection and the attack last week on Paul Pelosi, the spouse of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to The New York Times, over 370 Republican candidates in the midterm elections have questioned or denied the outcome of the 2020 election.