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MAGA backers blast Biden for ignoring inflation, immigration in speech

Some MAGA politicians called President Joe Biden’s speech “embarrassing” after the president urged voters to reject candidates who are so-called “election deniers” this midterm election.

In Biden’s prime-time speech on Wednesday, the president said “democracy is on the ballot” for voters this fall as more than 300 “election deniers” run for office. Biden said his speech was a ‘call to all Americans, regardless of party, to meet this moment of national and generational significance’ and reject candidates who still align themselves with former President Donald Trump.

MAGA politicians were quick to dismiss Biden’s sentiment and said the president’s speech – delivered six days before the November 8 midterms – missed the mark on the issues that matter most to voters this election.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Preserving and Protecting Democracy at Union Station on November 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Biden’s speech was derided by Republicans for ignoring key voter issues less than a week before the midterm elections.
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“Joe Biden just proved to Americans that he doesn’t care that you can’t afford gas, that you can’t afford to eat, that our borders are invaded and that you’re victims of crime, just like Paul Pelosi,” the Georgia representative said. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted Wednesday night.

“They only care about attacking Trump,” Greene added. “That’s it.”

Arkansas Representative Aaron Pilkington echoed Greene’s tweet, saying the Biden administration wasn’t focusing on inflation, crime or the “failing national economy” ahead of the midterms.

“No high gas prices, no supply chain issues, no education,” Pilkington continued. “But the ‘Mega Maga Republicans’ do not accept the 2020 election results.”

Representing Dan Bishop of North Carolina said Biden’s speech was merely “another embarrassment” and offered no “solution” to voters.

“20 minutes of partisan rambling,” Bishop wrote. “Not a solution to the problems he created.”

The president’s speech was also attacked by Republican re-election contenders, including Mary Millera candidate for Congress from Illinois who was endorsed by Trump.

“Joe Biden gave another dark and authoritative speech declaring anyone who opposes him is a ‘threat to democracy,'” Miller wrote on Wednesday. “On Tuesday, the American people will firmly reject Biden’s authoritarian and un-American message that voting for the candidate of your choice is a ‘threat to democracy’.”

A few users said that while they agreed with Biden’s sentiment, his speech still sent the wrong message to the American people who continue to struggle with high inflation and record gas prices.

Ross Kaminskya radio talk show host from Denver, Colorado, said he thought there was “a legitimate conversation to be had about” those who continue to reject the 2020 election results.

“But I think Biden took bad advice…making ‘democracy’ the subject of his speech tonight as voters think ‘I can’t afford a steak or gas or rent. ‘”

Joe Conchaa contributor to Fox News and The Hill, called Biden’s speech a “stunning” move by Democrats heading into the final days of the campaign.

“This talk will only energize the other side more,” Concha tweeted.

Newsweek contacted Biden’s office for comment.


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