Biden calls for protecting democracy with Paul Pelosi’s example
Biden concluded his message with a theme he has repeatedly stressed: protecting democracy. It was a major slogan in his campaign for the legislative elections last November. To present it, he has used the appearance of Paul Pelosi, husband of Nancy Pelosi, who was brutally attacked at his home last November. Democracy, he said, “is the most basic thing. With democracy anything is possible. Without that, nothing is.”
“In recent years, our democracy has been threatened, attacked and put in jeopardy. Here, in this same room, get tested on January 6th”, he continued his attack on Donald Trump, his rival in the 2020 presidential election. “Only a few months ago, inspired by the big lie, an attacker committed political violence at the home of the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, [Nancy Pelosi], The insurgents pursuing these corridors used the same language as the slogan they had raised on 6 January. Standing in this chamber tonight is a man who bears the scars of that brutal attack, but who is as tough, strong and resilient as he is. My friend, Paul Pelosi.
“But such a heinous act should never have happened. We all have to raise our voices. There is no place for political violence in America. In America, we should be protecting the right to vote, not suppressing that fundamental right. We should respect the results of our elections, not break the will of the people. We must protect the rule of law and restore faith in our democratic institutions. And we must not harbor hatred and extremism in any form.”
Biden has insisted that the United States is “at a turning point,” the kind “facing only a few generations, where the decisions we make now will shape the course of this country and the world for decades to come.” Will decide the course.” “We must be the nation we have always been at our peak. optimistic. optimistic. with a vision of the future”.
And he ended with another phrase he’s repeated over and over: “I’ve never been so optimistic about America’s future. We just have to remember who we are. We are the United States of America and If we do this together there is nothing, nothing is beyond our capability.”