GOP adviser says Biden’s anti-MAGA speech made him cry, gave him hope
A GOP strategist said she was in a recent speech by President Joe Biden to denounce extremist election-republicans for posing risks to American democracy.
“Everything feels really dark. Really heavy. We are in uncharted territory,” Reena Shah told MSNBC on Saturday, citing the discovery of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. we agree [an] There is an absolutely incredible moment right now, where we have a man who wants to hijack the country for his own benefit.”
“So what I heard from Joe Biden last night gave me tremendous hope,” she continued. “Actually, to be very honest with you, it made me cry like a child. Because it reminded me of my late father, who came to America in 1970, and my mother, who came in 1980. And those As the daughter of two immigrants who were raised to believe in the goodness of America, not just as a concept, but I was raised to believe in the goodness of the American people.”
“I was told by my parents that Americans are naturally good. By virtue, they are accepting of people. Me, how far have we come from this.”
“So what I heard from Joe Biden was this again: There are some Americans among us who are fundamentalists and extremists. And it is up to each of us to not only be vigilant and step back but take on a whole new responsibility.” Take it.”
In his prime-time address from Philadelphia on Friday, Biden called on Americans to defend against extremist Republicans and Trump supporters who have attacked law enforcement, sought to make election results illegal and undermine the country’s electoral process. .
“For a long time, we’ve convinced ourselves that American democracy is guaranteed. But it’s not. We have to defend it. Save it. Stand up for it. Every one of us,” warned Biden.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution. They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people, refuse to accept the results of free elections.”
Biden acknowledged that not every Republican accepts this extreme ideology, but said there was “no question” that the modern GOP is dominating and intimidating Trump and his base.
Many Republicans called Biden’s rhetoric divisive, including Trump himself, who called it the most “vicious, hateful and divisive speech” ever delivered by a US president.