Biden warns ‘democracy at risk’ in midterm elections

Washington, Nov 7 (EFE).- United States President Joe Biden warned Monday that “democracy is at risk” and that Republicans will undo everything his administration has achieved so far if they secure a majority in Congress in the midterm elections.

Accompanied by his wife Jill Biden and the Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, Wes Moore, the rally at Bowie State University was his final before the mid-term elections on Tuesday.

“Today we face an inflection point – one of those moments that comes around once every three or four generations,” he said.

“We know in our bones that our democracy is at risk, and we know that this is your moment to defend it, preserve or protect it, choose it.”

Biden reviewed the achievements of his government and warned that, if the Republican party obtains a majority in the legislature, it will reverse the policies put in place so far during his tenure.

“Do you know what their number one priority is if they take control of the House? They’re saying it out loud: they want to get rid of everything we just did,” the president said.

He listed examples such as giving Medicare the power to negotiate prices, a cap on prescription drug and insulin prices, energy tax credits, corporate minimum tax, and savings and health premiums under the Affordable Care Act.

Biden also criticized the Republicans’ stance on abortion, specifically a bill introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham to ban them nationwide from 15 weeks of pregnancy.

“If the Republicans gain control of Congress and pass a nationwide ban on abortion, I will veto it,” he vowed.

On Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls to renew a third of the Senate, all seats in the House of Representatives, the governments of 36 states, and state legislatures.

Democrats currently hold the majority in the House, with 220 seats, and the Senate is split down the middle.

The opposition party has an 85 percent chance of winning the House and a 55 percent chance of obtaining a majority in the Senate, according to FiveThirtyEight website, which aggregates the results of various polls.


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