Biden criticized Republicans' campaign promises
President Joe Biden criticized House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday for a campaign program previously presented by Republicans in Pennsylvania and once again attacked conservatives who support former President Donald Trump.
Biden appeared before Democratic supporters at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington on Friday afternoon. The president spoke at an event hosted by the Democratic National Committee, with Biden focusing on a speech by Kevin McCarthy, who presented the party’s campaign strategy, called “Commitment to America,” in Pennsylvania Friday morning.
“After opposing and obstructing everything we have tried to do and trying to stop the progress made over the last two years, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went to Pennsylvania and unveiled what he called the ‘Commitment to America,'” Biden said, calling the Republican agenda “a weak list of policy goals” that Republicans will pursue if they succeed in regaining control of Congress.
The Republican Party’s plan includes a five-point strategy to address the migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border, additional funding to reduce crime and increase law enforcement personnel, and countering Internet censorship. The agenda McCarthy presented also included a Parents’ Rights bill.
“During McCarthy’s nearly hour-long speech, we didn’t hear several things,” Biden said in his remarks. – We didn’t hear him mention women’s right to choose on abortion. We didn’t hear him mention Medicare. We didn’t hear him mention Social Security.”
According to Biden, McCarthy did talk about preserving constitutional freedom.
“That sounds great. I’m for it too, we all support it,” the president said. – But look at what they’ve actually done. MAGA Republicans just welcomed and supported the first Supreme Court decision in our history that not only failed to preserve constitutional freedom, but actually took away a basic right that was granted by that same court to so many Americans: the constitutional right to choose.”
Republicans supported the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict and leave abortion laws up to state authorities. There has been controversy among Republicans over the abortion ban issue, especially after Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide bill to ban federal abortions at 15 weeks gestation.
“If they win Congress, I will veto it,” Biden said, referring to Graham’s abortion ban bill.
The White House chief also said that the MAGA (Make America Great Again) brand associated with former President Donald Trump has lost its former strength.
Both Biden himself and his chief of staff, Ron Klein, have said in recent days that the Democrats could retain control of the House and Senate. Traditionally, the party whose candidate wins the presidency loses seats in Congress during the first midterm election cycle.