The upcoming midterm elections in November seem to give it some teeth. US President Joe Biden once again attacked Republicans loyal to Donald Trump on Tuesday, August 30, during a trip to Pennsylvania, dedicated to security issues.
As he spoke to himself “definitely ban assault rifles” in the United States, the 79-year-old Democrat criticized the reluctance of conservatives to control guns. “because they’re afraid of the NRA”the powerful US arms lobby.
“For God’s sake, what good reason is there to have weapons of war outside of a war zone? »he launched during a spirited speech in Wilkes-Barre, not far from his hometown of Scranton.
To fulfill his promise of a federal ban, however, he must not only maintain and strengthen his control of the Senate, but also win the House of Representatives, a scenario that, for now, seems unlikely. despite renewed enthusiasm. at the polls.
“Where are you? »
Joe Biden also criticized Republicans for not voting in favor of more public investment in community policing.
He also criticized the most radical conservatives, loyal to Donald Trump, for their support of the rioters who attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and for their criticism of the federal police (FBI), which investigated the former President.
“Let me say this to my friends ‘MAGA Republicans’ in Congress. Don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you don’t condemn what happened on January 6”said Joe Biden, who used this expression to refer to supporters of the “Make America Great Again” or “MAGA” ideology of the former Republican president. “Where are you? You cannot be for the police and for the insurgency”he launched in front of an audience that had already been conquered, where the rose screamed at “Welcome home! ».
“You turn on the television and you have senators and members of the House of Representatives saying, ‘If this or that happens, blood will flow in the streets.’ But where are we? », he exclaimed again. This may be a reference to the comments of conservative South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham, who warned that there “riot in the streets”when Donald Trump is sued as part of an investigation into confidential documents found at his Florida residence.
While the federal police said they received threats after the search at the beginning of August at the residence in question, Joe Biden was sentenced “annoyance” the FBI raids. “I don’t want to cut the FBI’s budget”as requested by some conservatives after this operation, the president said again.
Saving the “Soul” of America
He plans two more trips in the coming days to Pennsylvania, a state where control of the Senate could be decided during midterm elections, midterms that often damage the party that puts the White House. His predecessor Donald Trump also plans to go to Wilkes-Barre next Saturday.
The American president, for his part, promised, on Thursday, a good speech on the need to save “blade” in America, in Philadelphia, a city in Pennsylvania that is considered the cradle of the United States.
The state Senate race pits Democrat John Fetterman, a bald colossus who always wears a black hoodie and shorts, a former mayor of a town battered by deindustrialization, against Republican Mehmet Oz, a doctor turned star of the small screen, called by Donald Trump.
Joe Biden presented in warm terms the Democratic candidate, absent on Tuesday, but he should meet Monday in Pittsburgh, on the occasion of Labor Day. John “Fetterman is a hell of a man, a strong voice for working people. He will be a great senator”said the president.