The President of the United States believes that in this country “the increase in the number of people who endure political violence or simply remain silent is alarming.”
The president USA (USA) Joe Biden called on Americans to speak out against “political violence and voter intimidation” just days before the midterm elections.
“We can no longer take democracy for granted,” he warned the Democrat on Wednesday in a darker tone than usual and at a time when authorities fear acts of violence due to by-elections dated 8 November.
Joe Biden argued that democracy is under threat from former President Donald Trump, his lies and the violence it inspires.
Pointing to the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in particular, Biden said Trump’s false claims of a stolen election “spurred a dangerous rise in political violence and voter intimidation over the past two years.”
“It’s illegal. And it’s not American.”
“I stand here today and I see that there are candidates running for every level of government in the United States, for governor, for Congress, for attorney general, for secretary of state, who will not commit themselves to accepting the election results.” Biden said. , six days before the midterm elections.
“This is the path to chaos in America,” he added. “This is unprecedented. It’s illegal. And it is anti-American,” he said.
Biden’s speech comes days after a man who tried to kidnap Nancy Pelosi seriously injured her husband, Paul Pelosi, at their San Francisco home.
“It is alarming that the number of people in this country who endure political violence or simply remain silent is alarming,” Biden said. “Silence is complicity.”
Stressing that this is the first federal election since the January 6, 2021 uprising and Trump’s attempts to go against the will of voters in the 2020 presidential election, Biden urged Americans to reject candidates who denied the poll results.
Before Biden’s speech, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Munger said he had looked into the attack on Pelosi’s husband and that he believes the current political climate calls for more resources and more security for members of Congress after the spike in threats to lawmakers after Jan. 6. .