Biden claims US voting system is ‘under assault’ by GOP lawmakers
By Jenny Goldsberry
“The single most important thing that we have to do is we have to protect the voting system, protect the sacred right to vote,” Biden said. “It’s under assault in ways that I haven’t seen in my entire career.”
According to Biden, it’s the Republican party that is assaulting the voting system. “But what Republicans want to do is say a political party gets to decide if a vote counts,” Biden said. “It’s outrageous. We’re going to fight like hell so that doesn’t happen. That’s one of the most important things we can do.”
As a result, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Emma Vaughn responded to Biden’s accusations. “Americans are rejecting the failed policies of the Biden administration and turning towards Republicans’ proven message,” Vaughn wrote in a statement. “The RNC continues to build upon the successes of our data-driven ground game, and we look forward to holding Biden and the Democrats accountable for their resounding failures when we take back the House and Senate in 2022.”
However Biden implied that the federal government under a Democratic majority is the solution to American’s problems. “The Republican party today offers nothing but fear, lies, and broken promises,” Biden said. “We have to keep cutting through the Republican fog –that the government isn’t the problem, and show that we, the people — we, the people, are always the solution.”
Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently opened up early voting in his state, to Biden’s chagrin. When Biden slammed Abbott for his newest voting bill, the Texas governor reminded him that the bill opens up early voting hours. Not even Biden’s home state of Delaware has early voting hours.
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