September 1, 2022

Post Politics Now: Biden to warn of dangers to democracy in prime-time address

Today, President Biden will warn of the threat to democracy from “MAGA Republicans” and election deniers in a prime-time address outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Biden’s speech will frame the debate for the midterm elections as Democrats fight to hold on to their majorities in Congress.

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Biden will focus on a movement that doesn’t recognize free and fair elections and increasingly talks about violence in response to actions they don’t like, a White House official said in a preview of the speech set to begin at 8 p.m. Former president Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed the 2020 election was rigged.

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  • 2 p.m. Eastern. Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Watch live here.
  • 2:50 p.m. Eastern. Vice President Harris delivers remarks on the climate and health-care law in Durham, N.C.
  • 8 p.m. Eastern. Biden delivers a prime-time speech. Watch live here.

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