The 46th president focused a significant portion of his address on Monday warning about the risks posed to democracy, a topic that he brought up over the weekend to criticize Republican efforts in Texas to pass voting restrictions and following a 2020 election after which former President Donald Trump and his allies claimed that the contest was stolen despite assurances by federal and state officials that it was secure.
“Between dreams of democracy and appetites for autocracy, which we’re seeing around the world,” Biden said. “Our troops have fought this battle on fields around the world but also the battle of our time, and the mission falls to each of us each and every day. Democracy itself is in peril. Here at home