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Biden tries to ‘grab America by the shirt’ to warn democracy in jeopardy


MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill claimed on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight” on Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s statement on political violence was an attempt to warn Americans of the danger to our democracy after the attack on the husband from President Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Paul Pelosi.

McCaskill said, “I think Joe Biden gave a speech tonight that he wanted to give. I’m not sure he spent a lot of time analyzing the timing, the direction, or the visuals. I think he meant something. I think he wanted to grab America by the shirt, shake America and say, please be careful right now.

She continued: “As you were talking about, democracy is a journey. It is not a destination. What Biden was trying to do tonight was reach some Americans who are not part of that part of the Republican Party that only believes in elections when they win. But rather, the rest of the country and say we’re dangerously close to losing something that defines our country that we’ve been very proud of and pretty good at for most of our history. He’s in trouble, and I really want you to be careful. It was not a wildly political speech. It was really a speech about American democracy. I think it’s been seen and he’s scared of what’s going on, and this disease, this huge bump in the road to democracy. It’s as if they tore up the road. Now you must understand that it was necessary to cross over to the other side. This election can be a bridge that restores our journey to democracy, or it could tear the road even further.

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