Biden called the denial of the election results "a path to chaos in America"
President Joe Biden said that threats by some Republican politicians to refuse to accept the election results if they lose are “a path to chaos. Biden urged voters not to cast their votes for people who deny the results of the election.
The White House chief recalled that the Nov. 8 midterm elections are the first since then-President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in January 2021.
“I wish I could say the assault on our democracy ended that day. But I can’t say that,” the president said, adding that Americans must confront “political violence” and “voter intimidation.” Biden accused his predecessor, Donald Trump, of jeopardizing democracy in America by not accepting the results of the 2020 election.
Biden spoke at a Democratic National Committee event held at Union Station near Capitol Hill.
The president urged voters to “think long and hard about the moment we’re in.”
“I stand here today and I see candidates running for every level of government in America: governors, congressmen, attorneys general and secretaries of state, who are not agreeing to accept the results of the elections in which they are running,” Biden said. – This is the path to chaos in America. It’s unprecedented. It’s illegal. And it’s un-American.”
The Democratic National Committee said Biden would call attention to “the threat from election opponents and those who seek to undermine faith in the vote and in democracy, and the threat to our democracy in next week’s election.”
Biden believes it is important to speak out “loud and clear” against political violence and against those who have said they will not accept the election results, White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre told reporters.
“This is a watershed moment,” she said at a White House press briefing. – “What the president thinks he’s seeing and what we’re hearing from MAGA Republicans who say they’re not going to accept this election is a threat to our democracy.
Most experts suggest that Republicans will almost certainly take a majority in the House, and possibly in the Senate.