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At a Thursday evening reception for the Democratic National Committee, President Biden started speaking at 7:28 pm and was introduced by DNC chair Jaime Harrison. He opened his speech by offering his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II.
“I just stopped by the British embassy to sign the condolence book in her honor. I had the opportunity to meet her before she passed and she was an incredibly decent and gracious woman,” Biden reflected. “The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief,” added Biden.
Then, Biden moved on to the issue of the midterm elections taking place in 60 days. “Organize, mobilize, and vote, vote, vote, vote,” urged Biden.
“I want to be very clear upfront, not every Republican is a MAGA Republican,” insisted Biden. “They ain’t got no shame,” he said, after mocking Republicans for touting new bridges and roads due to the infrastructure law.
“We took on the NRA and we beat them,” he said to loud applause from the crowd. “I’m not stopping here. I’m determined to ban assault weapons.” Biden spoke of the kids being afraid to return to school, promising swift action. He said about the high cost of insulin, climate, the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and Sen. Rick Scott’s tax plan.
“Guess what, you know Republicans talk about being fiscally responsible, we are reducing the deficit.. last year I reduced the deficit $350 billion.”
Biden criticized Republicans for not reducing inflation.
“You think they would have cared about inflation, reducing it, they would have voted for the Inflation Reduction Act but every single republican, House and Senate, every single one, every republican in the House, every republican in the senate, they voted against it,” he said to a loud “boo!” in the crowd.
“Now every single American needs to return the favor and vote them out of office.”
Biden said that “extreme MAGA Republicans” “embrace political violence.” He reiterated some of his remarks from previous speeches, “You can’t be pro insurrection and pro democracy.” Biden shared that Trump said he would pardon people who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
The Queen’s passing and the accession of King Charles to me and many other families serve as a bitter reminder of the British empire’s violent exploitation and generational trauma resulting from colonization. The event, at the same time, marked a golden opportunity for Canada to re-evaluate its relationship with the monarchy and, at a minimum,…
MPs and Lords came together at Westminster Hall—built by the son of William the Conqueror back in 1097—this morning to hear from the King for the first time since becoming monarch and express their condolences. Her Majesty will lie in state at Westminster Hall from 5 pm on Wednesday until the day of her funeral.…
(THE PAVLOVIC TODAY) — In brief remarks before departing Delaware this morning, President Biden was asked by the traveling press if he had spoke to King Charles since has been formally proclaimed King at St. James’s Palace in London. “No,” said Biden. “I’ve spoken to him many times but I haven’t spoken to him since…
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