Biden Calls Midterms A ‘Defining Moment’ For Democracy

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on developing infrastructure jobs in the East Room of the White House on November 2, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden highlighted his administration's efforts to train Americans for jobs in broadband, construction, and manufacturing following the passages of the Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden said Wednesday the midterms are a “defining moment” for democracy as threats of political violence and voter intimidation loom over the upcoming elections.
  • In closing remarks days before the midterms, Biden again called election deniers an existential threat to democracy, tying the Jan. 6 insurrection to last week’s attack on Paul Pelosi.
  • Prosecutors have said that the alleged attacker was looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., when he attacked her husband with a hammer.

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