Democracy is under attack in America because of Donald Trump and his big lies, President Biden said in a powerful speech.
American democracy is under attack as the defeated former US president refuses to accept the results of the 2020 election. He refused to accept the will of the people. He refused to accept the fact that he lost. He abused his position by putting his loyalty to himself above his loyalty to the Constitution. He told a big lie and became the creed of the MAGA Republican Party, the party’s minority.
The great irony of the 2020 election is that it was the most attacked election in our history, yet no election in our history has given us more certainty of its outcome. All possible legal challenges were raised. Every recap that could have been done was done.
Each recount has confirmed the results. Wherever factor evidence is required, the Big Lie has been shown to be just that, a Big Lie.
Nothing the president said was inaccurate or wrong. Trump is the reason democracy is under attack in America. If Donald Trump will accept his defeat, there will be no 1/6 attack on the 2022 ballot, no lies, and no election deniers.
By turning the Republican Party into a faction that seeks to use the democratic electoral process to overthrow democracy, the failed former president has become the biggest domestic threat to democracy since the Civil War.
President Biden has laid out exactly where the threat to democracy comes from, essentially making Donald Trump the No. 1 enemy of American democracy in the process.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Center and PolitcusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.
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