(Headline USA) President Joe Biden invoked Nazis and Confederates while insisting Tuesday that Democrat efforts to block state-led voting reforms were an urgent national “test of our time.”
“No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny, such high standards,” Biden complained of the 2020 race.
“We are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” Biden bogusly claimed.
“That’s not hyperbole,” he continued, denying the obvious fact that it was. “…The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did.”
Similar rhetoric has been slammed by Americans who say it inappropriately glosses over the challenges of the 20th century, including the civil rights battle that was vehemently opposed by segregationist Democrats—some of whom Biden considered friends.
Biden also quoted Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the unhinged remarks, referring to the “big lie” that Hitler first coined in his autobiography, Mein Kampf.
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Despite his ranting and raving on Tuesday, Biden avoided any mention of trying to alter the Senate filibuster rule that stands in the path of Democrats’ efforts to impose a unilateral power-grab for themselves through the controversial HR1 voting overhaul.
Speaking at the National Constitution Center, Biden further called the efforts to curtail voting accessibility “un-American” and “un-democratic.”
He launched a broadside against his predecessor, Donald Trump, and called the passage of congressional proposals to override new state voting laws and reverse recent Supreme Court rulings “a national imperative.”
“We have to prepare now,” the president said.
Trump responded to the attack with his own statement—one of several he issued Tuesday via email that addressed election-integrity issues and the vote-fraud that occurred in the 2020 election.
He noted one of Biden’s signature gaffes, but then questioned what his successor was even trying to communicate.
“Biden just said 150 people voted in the 2020 Presidential Election (Scam!)” Trump wrote.
“On the assumption that he meant 150 million people, and based on the fact that I got 75 million+++, that would mean that Biden got 75 million votes, which is 6 million votes less than what they said they got,” he continued. “So what is that all about? Are they already conceding 6 million votes?”
Biden’s remarks came as Pennsylvania Democrats tried to fight a legislative audit of the notoriously corrupt Philadelphia, the largest city in the state, which mysteriously found hundreds of thousands of votes to reverse a Trump lead in the days after the election and deliver 20 electors to the Democrat candidate.
The speech was intended as the opening salvo of a public pressure campaign, White House aides said.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a longtime Biden ally, urged this week that the filibuster be modified for voting rights legislation.
Rev. Al Sharpton, who attended Biden’s address, called it a “good speech,” but said he told Biden that advocates won’t let up on him over the filibuster.
“I told him that I was going to stay on him about the filibuster,” he told reporters. ’We’re still waiting on the filibuster.”
Although not abandoning hope of legislative action, the West Wing has been shifting focus to other measures, including legal retaliation being waged by the Biden Justice Department and far-left activist-backed action in individual states, according to officials.
Some frustrated aides, seeing the reality in the Senate, believe too much of a focus has been placed on federal legislative measures and think that civic and business groups can also play a role in fighting the voting restrictions. They note that an outcry in Georgia helped water down some of the GOP’s proposed plans there.
“Our backs are against the wall. This is the moment. We have no more time,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, after the meeting. “I told the president: We will not be able to litigate our way out of this threat to black citizenship.”
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press