Simply put, Joe Biden is a liar. He demonstrated this fact during a speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday when he uttered a series of lies and offensive remarks that invoked Nazism, the Civil War, racism, and other harrowing mischaracterizations of the election integrity bills being rapidly passed in Republican-led states.
Biden mocked Republicans in Texas, Georgia and other states that have sought to strengthen the security and integrity of elections following the remarkable disaster that was the 2020 presidential election.
The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat — literally. I’ve said it before. We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.
President Biden says there is "an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote."
"We're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole, since the Civil War." pic.twitter.com/O73hIIdnRg
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 13, 2021
It’s incredibly irresponsible for an American president to be making such comparisons, especially when they are categorically untrue. While the Confederates did in fact storm the U.S. Capitol during the Civil War, the events on Jan. 6 don’t even come close to approaching the deadly reality that was the bloodies war in America’s history.
It’s been estimated that over 750,000 resulted from the Civil War.
The only person who died as a direct result of violence in the January 6 riot was Ashli Babbitt, a United States Air Force veteran. She was unarmed when she was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer as she climbed through a broken door into the Speaker’s Lobby.
Three other people who died had medical emergencies, and Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of his brainstem as a result of a blood clot in an artery the day after the riot.
Before his “not-hyperbole,” Biden said that “bullies and merchants of fear and peddlers of lies are threatening the very foundation of our country,” in reference to the GOP.
I never thought in my entire career I would have to say it. But I swore an oath to you and to God to preserve protect and defend the Constitution. That’s an oath that forms a sacred trust to defend America against all threats both foreign and domestic.
Biden’s remarks came after Texas Democrats fled their state on Monday in protest against election integrity measures. The lawmakers were seen gleefully smiling en route to D.C. with a case of beer, which requires a photo ID to purchase.
Author: Nolan Sheridan