Biden Launches a Stern Warning: Our Democracy is at Risk


President Joe Biden has once again sounded a grave and serious warning about the fate of American democracy, directly targeting his Republican rival, Donald Trump, as the 2024 presidential election campaign gains momentum.

Biden stated on Thursday that the ideology of his Republican adversary, along with the conservatives who support him and his followers, "threatens the essence of our nation." He emphasized that democracies do not necessarily perish by force of arms, but rather when people remain silent, unmoved, or fail to condemn attacks on democracy. This happens when individuals are willing to relinquish their most cherished values due to frustration, disillusionment, fatigue, and a sense of exclusion.

In this fourth address dedicated by Biden to the subject of democracy, according to the White House, the American President turned his attention to Arizona, the state from which former Republican Senator John McCain hails.

The 80-year-old Democrat, seeking a second term, shared a friendship with the late war hero McCain that transcended party divides, symbolizing, according to Biden, the values threatened by Trump.

The Capitol Attack

The U.S. judiciary accuses former President Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican primary elections, of playing a role in the attack on the Capitol building in Washington on January 6, 2021, and of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

In a rare move, Biden directly named his opponent in his speech, quoting excerpts from Trump's statements. He stated, "Trump says that the Constitution gave him, I quote, 'the right to do whatever he wants as president'." The Democratic President decried this "dangerous theory," also criticizing his adversary for spreading "conspiracy theories" and his desire to "divide" the nation.

He asserted that his predecessor "was not guided by the Constitution, a sense of duty, or respect for his citizens, but rather by revenge and bitterness."

"I will avenge for you"

Biden also quoted a statement made by Trump in March during a Republican Party conference when he said, "I will avenge for you."

In this speech, coinciding with the first day of hearings in an investigation aimed at impeaching the Democratic President initiated by Republican lawmakers, Biden stated that there is "no doubt that the Republican Party is currently led... by Trump supporters."

The Democratic President particularly expressed his anger at the "enforced silence" of Republicans after the "repugnant" remarks made by Trump against Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.

The billionaire Republican deemed Milley's actions as treason and emphasized that such an act could be punishable by death.

Biden, who has yet to generate significant enthusiasm, largely attributed to his age, stated, "The more people vote, the greater the nation's participation as a whole, and democracy becomes stronger."

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