President Joe Biden invoked an oath he swore “to God” to protect the country from all threats, foreign and domestic, while promoting Democratic efforts to safeguard voting rights as Republicans push sweeping reform bills across the country, on Tuesday.
Biden’s comments, delivered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, came after progressive Democrats claimed the president wasn’t vocal enough leading up to a failed Senate vote on the For the People Act. That measure passed the House with Democratic votes, but failed in the upper chamber when all 50 GOP senators voted it down.
Despite the criticism from the president’s left, White House officials maintained that supporting Democrats’ voting rights initiatives is the “fight” of Biden’s political career.
He opened his speech Tuesday by heartily attacking former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” and the efforts of Republican states to enact election security legislation in a major speech on “voting rights.”
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