May 24, 2022

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Obama accused Republicans of threatening democracy

Obama accused Republicans of threatening democracy

Barack Obama on Saturday accused Republicans of threatening democracy, especially before the local elections, as Joe Biden saw this as a test of national popularity as he negotiated a massive investment plan with Congress.

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Former President Democrat Terry McAuliffe, 64, a Virginia governor candidate and Republican-Trump Glenn Youngkin, 54, traveled to the state’s conservative Richmond in support of the neck and neck before Nov. 2. In the election.

In front of a few hundred young activists gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Mr Yugkin said he would cut teaching posts, reduce abortion access and that Donald Trump had stolen the presidential election from him.

“As far as I know, the main message from Terry’s opponent is that he’s like everyone else because he’s wearing wool. And he’s accusing schools of brainwashing our children,” he said. ” (…) And do we believe that he will protect our democracy? “

Joe Biden won Virginia by 10 points in 2020 and the Republicans have not won an election in that state since 2009, but the Terry McAuliffe lead in the election has dissolved for weeks, and she is now on the verge of error.

Five years after leaving the White House, Mr. Obama remains the most popular Democrat in the United States, wanting to galvanize African-American voters, an important voter in this southern state, especially in the Richmond area. Symbols of national slavery, the statue of Confederate General Robert Lee was not bolted only last month.

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Recognizing that he understood why he was “tired” of politics, he recalled meeting the White House in 2008 during his first presidential campaign, which mobilized a 106-year-old African-American voter for him. “And I told myself, if she’s not tired, I have no right to get tired,” he added.

“If John Lewis (a civil rights activist who died in 2020, editor’s note) does not get tired, we have no right to get tired,” he lauded.

“I’m in Virginia because I think Virginia will eventually make the right choice,” he continued. “Here in Virginia I think you’re going to show the rest of the country and the world that we do not have our worst instincts.

Before Mr. Obama, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams, one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party, traveled to Virginia to campaign for Mr. McAuliffe. The U.S. president himself is expected to be there next week.

Mr. McAuliffe’s victory will give impetus to the massive investment program that the Democratic Party wants to move forward with through the Left Congress. The failure prompts further warnings from the party’s moderate section, which is still reluctant to approve the $ 3 trillion cost.

Mr. Youngkin focused on schools, while Donald Trump campaigned against the mandatory mask that voters hate. So far, he has carefully avoided supporting the former president’s claims that the election was stolen from him.

Mr. Trump did not visit Virginia. He actually attended a pro-Youngkin campaign rally on October 13, including his former adviser Steve Bannon.

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Mr McAuliffe, who took the microphone before Mr Obama, promised to work with “reasonable” Republicans to improve the situation in Virginia.

“I’ll work with you, but let me tell you one thing today: Glenn Youngkin is not a reasonable Republican. For me, it’s Donald Trump in beige pants,” he said. “Do we want a Donald Trump puppet as governor?”

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