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Migrants delivered to Kamala Harris on Christmas

Migrants: Busloads of immigrants were transported to and dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in Washington, DC, on Christmas Eve.

When the bus departed, the refugees were left outside in the 18 degree weather.

The event is the most recent in a line of heated talks between state authorities and the Biden administration concerning American immigration law.

The news

Three buses carrying refugees arrived at Kamala Harris’ home at the Naval Observatory on Saturday night.

Despite their lack of preparation for the extreme weather, the neighborhood grassroots organization Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network welcomed the refugees.

The conflict

The Biden administration sought to overturn the pandemic era policy earlier this year, which authorized the US to refuse entry to immigrants.

Then, state governors began transporting immigrants to Washington, DC.

In order to get refugees and immigrants to Washington, DC, the governors of Texas and Arizona started busing them there.

Both the local and federal governments were absent when they arrived at the location in August.

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, gave an explanation of why he dispatched the buses, saying that the Biden administration wanted to overturn the Title 42 ruling that allowed the US to refuse entrance to migrants.

In just one month, 6,100 migrants, according to Abbott’s government, were transported to Washington, DC, and a second bus later arrived in New York City.

“In addition to Washington, DC, New York is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said.

“I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”

Greg Abbott claimed that his state knowingly transfers migrants to sanctuary areas, where it is illegal to remove them forcibly.

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Amy Fischer, a member of the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network, criticized Abbott’s conduct in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered on Sunday.

According to Fischer, the Texas governor’s actions “were rooted in racism and xenophobia.”

“At the end of the day, everybody who arrived here last night was able to get free transportation, on a charter bus, that got them closer to their final destination,” she said.

Chris Magnus, a member of the US Customs & Border Protection Commission, criticized Abbott’s plan to relocate migrants in April for lacking sufficient engagement with the federal government and the nearby border towns.

The border

Two busloads of migrants arrived at Kamala Harris’ home in September.

After Harris stated in an interview that the border was secure, the buses arrived.

“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, particularly over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” she said.

More than 8,700 people have been transported from the Texas border to Washington, DC, since December 22.

An additional 6,520 were sent to New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, according to Greg Abbott’s office.

Read also: Sherrod Brown looking to have cryptocurrency banned in the US

Abbott’s letter

The following letter was sent by the governor of Texas to President Joe Biden on December 20:

“Dear President Biden: With cold temperatures gripping Texas, your inaction to secure the southern border is putting the lives of migrants at risk, particularly in the City of El Paso.”

“With thousands of men, women, and children illegally crossing into Texas every day, and with the expectation that those numbers will only increase if Title 42 expulsion end, the state is overburdened as we respond to this disaster caused by you and your administration.”

“Your policies will leave many people in the bitter, dangerous cold as a polar vortex moves into Texas.”

“This terrible crisis for border communities in Texas is a catastrophe of your own making.”

“These communities and the state are ill-equipped to do the job assigned to the federal government – house the thousands of migrants flooding into the country every day.”

“With perilous temperatures moving into the area, many of these migrants are at risk of freezing to death on city streets.”

“Texas has borne a lopsided burden caused by your open border policies. The need to address this crisis is not the job of border states like Texas.”

“Instead, the US Constitution dictates that it is your job, Mr. President, to defend the borders of our country, regulate our nation’s immigration, and manage those who seek refuge here.”

“While you must step up and perform your constitutional duties, I will continue my work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Texas Military Department, and all other available state assets to protect Texas from the torrent of migrants and cartel activity streaming into our state.”

“You and your administration must stop the lie that the border is secure and, instead, immediately deploy federal assets to address the dire problems you have caused.”

“You must execute the duties that the US Constitution mandates you perform and secure the southern border before more innocent lives are lost.”


Busloads of migrants dropped off at Kamala Harris’s home on Christmas Eve

GOP governors sent buses of migrants to DC and NYC – with no plan for what’s next

Student loan blocked by Republicans

Student loan debt is a problem many American citizens face, but President Joe Biden has offered a policy of forgiveness.

However, a group of Republican-led states argued on Wednesday that the policy should be put on hold while related lawsuits unfold.

Additionally, they noted that the Biden administration had extended the pause in student loan repayments.

The argument

Republican states received an appeals court order blocking the implementation of the program.

They said the extension showed the court order in place would do no harm.

In a new filing, Republicans wrote:

“The Department [of Education] can point to no emergency or imminent harm because, just yesterday, the agency extended the payment pause on student loans until the summer of 2023.”

Read also: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan faces lawsuit seeking to block his plan

Payments pause

Federal student loan payments were due to resume in January after a year-long pandemic hiatus.

On Tuesday, however, the Biden administration said the hiatus would extend to 60 days.

The extension will take place when the pending litigation of the forgiveness program is resolved.

If the program is not implemented and the dispute is not resolved by June 30, payments will resume after 60 days.

The filing

Wednesday’s filing comes in response to a request from the Biden administration asking the Supreme Court to lift the hold on the student loan forgiveness program.

The program would cancel up to $20,000 of credit to individual borrowers who earned less than $125,000 in 2020 and 2021.

Republican states also blamed the government’s reliance on the pandemic as an excuse to obscure Biden’s goal of fulfilling his campaign promise to pay off student loan debt.

Biden’s student loan policy was going to go in effect this fall.

However, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked it in a lawsuit raised by the following:

  • Nebraska
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • South Carolina


The Circuit alleges that Miguel Cardona, Secretary of the Department of Education, overstepped his authority.

Cardona canceled individual debts while implementing the program.

They also allege that the department violated administrative law by launching the policy.

Additionally, the states point to a Texas federal judge’s ruling in a separate case that overturned student loan policies.

The administration, in turn, filed an appeal with the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to Wednesday’s filing, the ruling will remain even if the Supreme Court decides to lift the suspension.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration suggests bringing the case to the Supreme Court if the 5th Circuit allows the verdict to be overturned.

Read also: President Joe Biden announces plan to cancel some federal student loans

The student loan program

US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued in the Supreme Court petition that suspending the program would leave millions of economically vulnerable borrowers in limbo.

Additionally, people won’t know how much they owe and may be unable to make financial decisions without knowing their future repayment obligations.

Prelogar also explained that the program is a legal effort to ensure borrowers affected by a national emergency are not worse off with their student loans.


GOP-led states press Supreme Court to keep Biden student debt forgiveness on hold

Hillary Clinton calls out Republicans on their hypocrisy

Hillary Clinton calls Republicans hypocrites for their focus on crime ahead of Thursday’s 2022 midterm elections.

The former secretary of state told CNN’s Don Lemon that Republicans don’t care about voter safety.

Instead, she implied they want to scare voters.

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s former presidential rival praised President Joe Biden’s efforts to fight inflation, calling the efforts impressive.

However, she added that it was more difficult to “focus on the future” than to deal with complaints.

Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Republicans centered primarily on crime.

She said it was ironic that they did not proactively speak out against the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Crime has been a significant issue for Republicans throughout the 2022 campaign.

Party members have spent millions attacking Democratic opponents for being soft or connecting them to efforts to defund the police.

Read also: Scott Lennox, Chicago resident, threatens Republican candidate


One example Clinton cited of Republican hypocrisy is the contest between Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin, her GOP challenger.

Zeldin condemned the crime in New York in his attempt to become the state’s first Republican governor following George Pataki in 2006.

According to ad tracker AdImpact, Zeldin has aired six TV commercials in the past month, with five focusing on crime.

Some ads showed violent crimes in New York, including shootings and assaults – crimes Republicans blame Hochul for.

According to Hillary Clinton, the Republicans are trying to instill fear and anxiety in the people.

“They are not dealing with it. They are not trying to tackle it,” said Clinton.

“So I view it as an effort to scare voters.”

Response to Pelosi attack

Although Hillary Clinton agreed that crime was a legitimate concern for voters, she suggests that Republicans don’t want to solve the problems.

Instead, they want a problem.

Clinton shows contempt for Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate for mocking the attack on Paul Pelosi.

According to her, the Republican response to the attack indicated where the country is to have people like the Republican candidate who laugh at an attack on a person.

“I am rarely shocked anymore, but making fun of that attack, somehow trying to turn it into a joke, the same party that wants us to be worried about the crime,” she said.

“You know the hypocrisy is incredibly obvious.”

Read also: J. Michael Luttig joins the battle against Trump’s attempt to overturn elections


Although Hillary Clinton is one of America’s most famous Democrats, she has been the least visible figure in the party at election campaign events in recent years.

Her event with Hochul is the first candidate-specific rally she will headline this year.

New York Democrats have called for help, emphasizing the party’s concerns as Election Day approaches.

However, according to polls during a ticket rush in New York in mid-October, Hochul has 50% voter support, while Zeldin has 46%.

Hillary Clinton also noted that the tight race between Hochul and Zeldin is more of a “turnout problem.”

She also expects Kathy Hochul to come out victorious on Tuesday.


Clinton accuses Republicans of trying to ‘scare voters’ over crime

President Joe Biden wary of Elon Musk

President Joe Biden recently noticed Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and new owner of Twitter, has a unique relationship with other countries.

He also says Musk’s relationship is worth looking into.

However, Biden declined to specify how.

President Biden

At a Wednesday conference in the White House, the president shared his thoughts on Elon Musk as a threat to the United States.

Interviewers brought up the joint acquisition of Twitter by Musk and foreign governments.

“Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at,” said President Joe Biden.

“Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate – I’m not suggesting that.”

“I’m suggesting it’s worth being looked at, and that’s all I’ll say.”

Read also: Hillary Clinton calls out Republicans on their hypocrisy

Elon Musk

Conversely, Elon Musk is not a fan of the US President.

The new Twitter owner actively criticizes Democrats on his social media accounts.

Throughout the year, Musk accused President Joe Biden of neglecting his electric vehicle company despite Tesla’s success.

Instead, Biden would prefer the old automakers and their union.

As a result, Elon Musk pledged to vote for the Republicans.

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National security reviews

Before Musk completed the $44 billion acquisition, Bloomberg reported that Biden administration officials discussed putting his operations to national security reviews.

According to CNN, the Biden administration dismissed the report, citing people familiar with the matter.

National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said: ‘We do not know of any such discussions.’

According to a Treasury Department spokesperson, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States does not comment publicly on transactions it may or may not review under law and practice.

Additionally, several foreign companies and investors have pledged to help Musk fund the deal, including Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was one of Twitter’s most prominent investors.


President Biden says Elon Musk’s relationships with other countries are worth looking into

Biden travels to Oregon, voices support for Kotek and warns of Biden’s influence

Over the weekend, US President Joe Biden has been traveling in the west, and he made a stop at Oregon to support a fellow Democrat.

At Oregon, he shared his faith in Tina Kotek, who is running for governor within the state.

Biden also highlighted the danger of former President Donald Trump, who continues to impact states.

The warning

During the event, President Joe Biden mentioned Trump in his speech.

He told the audience about Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party, warning them that his presence will continue to impact the state government.

“As long as Trump controls the Republican Party, he’s going to have incredible impact on state legislative bodies and state government,” said Biden.

Biden also highlighted the role of governors in the country, saying it was growing exponentially.

Tina Kotek

The President’s travel in the west included stops in other states, including California and Colorado.

During his visit in Oregon, Biden expressed support for Tina Kotek.

Kotek is a fellow Democrat that supporters will want to get behind and help keep governorship in favor of the Democratic party.

She is in a tight race that pits her against Republican Christine Drazan and independent party candidate Betsy Johnson.

Johnson is a former democrat who has the financial backing of Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike.

Tina Kotek will have a mountain to climb as recent survey polls indicated that Drazan seems to have the upperhand with the possibility of gaining the lead.

Biden’s support

President Joe Biden had nothing but praise for the Democrat during his visit in Oregon.

He urged the crowd to get behind her, describing Kotek as an “articulate, tough, committed woman.” 

Biden also underlined the election’s commitment to state leadership.

“She’s rational. She’s smart,” Biden added.

The elections

In November, thirty-six out of 50 states will have to elect governors.

American citizens will have to pick out the right candidates who have the potential to overcome issues including:

  • abortion access
  • Education
  • Future state elections
  • Transgender rights.

During the 2020 presidential elections, Donald Trump was vocal and managed to win crowds over with false statements after losing.

His lies referred to widespread fraud.


Biden, campaigning for Oregon’s Kotek, warns about Trump’s impact on states

A conversation between President Joe Biden and Al Sharpton reveals plans of Biden running for reelections

Although it happened more than a month ago, reports surfaced that President Joe Biden had told Reverend Al Sharpton that he intended to pursue a second term.

In a private White House conversion, Biden informed the Reverend, and Sharpton briefed the National Action Network staff about him later that day.

According to a description of Sharpton’s story by a National Action Network official, Biden explained his plan to the pastor as he posed for a photo.

“I’m going to do it again,” Biden allegedly told Sharpton. “I’m going.”

Biden and re-election

For some time now, many of the president’s allies have argued that while Biden wants re-election, he has chosen not to declare it.

His decision to do so was to avoid triggering the campaign’s financial reporting.

However, Biden’s comments to Sharpton after meeting the leaders of several major civil rights organizations represent a strong idea that he will return to the vote.


In 2020, black voters were instrumental in Biden’s return to the Democratic primary, giving him victory in the crucial contest in South Carolina after failing to finish first in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. 

The overwhelming support from black voters three days later propelled Biden to a solid lead over delegates on Super Tuesday.

As part of the 2020 race, President Sharpton unveiled his plan during the Sept. 2 meeting at the White House.

During a group chat, Sharpton reminded the president that they were seated on the sidelines of an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in 2019.

At the time, Biden did not declare his candidacy, seeking Sharpton’s endorsement or commitment to neutrality in an area now shared by Vice President Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Biden then sought advice from Sharpton on the 2020 candidacy and avoided a final statement, which he would contest.

However, at the White House group meeting, Sharpton said the 2020 conversation convinced him that he was one of the first to hear of Biden running for office.

Confirmation and second run

After the civil rights meeting ended, Sharpton went to Biden for a solo photo.

At the time, President Joe Biden confirmed the Reverend was among the first to learn of his 2020 candidacy.

Sharpton told his aides that Biden confided in him that he would run for reelections.

Biden’s approval numbers

At the end of July, the RealClearPolitics poll average was just 36.8% in support of Biden.

Since then, the numbers have climbed to 52.1%, meaning he will not need an alternative Democratic candidate.

The last sitting president to refuse a second term was Lyndon Johnson in 1968.

Publicly, President Joe Biden has been cautious about what he says as his allies quietly prepare for a re-election campaign.

During 60 Minutes on CBS on September 18, more than two weeks after meeting with civil rights leaders, Biden said:

“Look, my intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again.”

“But it’s not just in intention. But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”


Biden tells Al Sharpton he will run for president again in 2024

President Joe Biden reassures country that the inflation will be under control

President Joe Biden expressed optimism about the country’s economy on Sunday, saying America will be able to rein in the historically high inflation.

He also expressed hope that the Federal Reserve will achieve a “soft landing” by slowing economic growth without sliding into recession.

“I’m telling the American people that we’re going to get control of inflation,” Biden told CBS 60 Minutes Sunday night.

US inflation

In 2020, US inflation hit its highest level since the early 1980s.

Factors such as the pandemic, supply chain issues and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have impacted the global economy.

According to the latest consumer price index, annual inflation has recently started to decline, standing at 8.3% at the end of August, the second month of decline.

In June, the CPI hit 9.1% year-on-year, the highest inflation rate in four decades.

However, the August CPI report also showed a higher than expected increase of 0.1% on a monthly basis.

Economists were forecasting a decline and stock prices fell accordingly, with the three major US indexes having their worst day in more than two years.

Biden attempted to put out the fire and expressed optimism that the worst might be over, saying:

“Let’s put this in perspective [The] inflation rate month-to-month was just an inch, hardly at all.”

Solutions and price increases

President Joe Biden also highlighted his administration’s labor market gains, citing the 10 million new jobs created since he took office.

He also highlighted his government’s investment in the semiconductor industry.

“In the meantime, we created all these jobs and prices have gone up, but they’ve come down for energy,” he said.

Lower energy prices have had an impact on lower headline inflation, but increases in food and housing prices remain high.

Economist and Loyola Marymount University professor Sung Won Sohn said:

“If you look at the underlying trend — I look at labor costs and rent increases — they both are pointing in the wrong direction and going up at hefty paces.”

However, other measures of inflation shed a positive light.

A day after the CPI, the August PPI showed a sharp drop in the average change in prices paid to producers as supply chain issues eased and high energy prices stopped creeping in. the market economy.


Either way, the major factors contributing to and deflecting inflation were beyond the control of Biden and the Fed.

Despite the central bank’s efforts to tighten monetary policy to dampen demand, Fed officials are unable to tackle the supply side, which could keep inflationary pressures low.

The Fed’s decision-making committee will meet this week to determine the next steps in the fight against inflation.

Economists are speculating that the Fed will raise rates by 75% for the third month in a row.

However, in the fight against inflation, there are fears that massive rate hikes by the Fed could push the country’s economy into recession.

During the “60 Minutes” interview, Biden said he doesn’t believe the economy will deteriorate until it improves.


President Biden says America will get inflation under control. But it won’t be easy

Rail strike brews, leaders to meet in Washington to prevent it from happening

Railroad and union officials said they would travel to Washington on Wednesday for a meeting aimed at mitigating a potential rail freight strike.

They will meet Labor Secretary Marty Wash as the Biden administration tries to avoid a blow to the economy.

The news

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the SMART Transportation Division are the two major unions in conflict with the railroads.

Both unions should send their union leaders to meet and talk with Walsh.

The meeting comes days before a federally mandated cooling-off period, after which a strike could begin.

A railroad strike is a major test for President Joe Bien and the White House, which has one of the most union-friendly administrations in decades.

The government is trying to avoid potential shocks to the economy, especially with the upcoming midterm elections.

Possible strike

More than 60,000 railway trade unionists were called on Friday after midnight to go on strike.

Participating members include engineers and conductors, who make up the two-person crews for each train.

Another 45,000 workers belong to unions that have tentative agreements with the railways.

However, a strike by engineers and drivers could end the rail freight system.

What does it mean?

The closure would have huge implications for the entire supply chain and would affect the US passenger rail system.

More than 30% of freight transport in the country is carried out by rail; gas, food, consumer goods and vehicles could increase in price or become scarcer in the event of a shutdown.

Amtrak also feels huge implications for its service because of the way it travels on tracks owned by freight rail companies.

Service on major long-haul routes across the United States has already been suspended due to a possible strike.

Officials respond

The shutdown has left officials struggling and the White House has contingency plans with job interviews at an impasse.

Federal agencies are working on the options available to keep major supply chains operating.

President Joe Biden personally called on unions and the railroads to try to thwart a strike during his visit to Boston earlier this week.

Biden continues to receive updates on high-stakes deals.

A White House official said the Biden administration is working with truckers, carriers and airlines to determine how other modes of transportation can move goods in the event of rail disruptions.

One of the main concerns is how they can transport hazardous materials.

However, an official revealed that there were daily meetings between the departments of agriculture, defense, federal emergency management, health and human services and transportation.


Railroad and union officials summoned to Washington for high-stakes day of talks

President Biden rings up King Charles III, tells him he hopes to maintain close relationship

A few days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, President Joe Biden called King Charles III to express his condolences and his hope for the continued ties between their countries.


The President of the United States has known the Queen for three decades and has met her three times.

The last meeting they had was in June 2021 when the Queen received him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle.

At the time, Biden flew to the UK to attend the Group of Seven Heads of State and Government summit.

After the summit, the US president called the Queen “very gracious” with reporters.

Biden also revealed that he invited her to the White House and said the monarch reminded him of his late mother.

The White House produces statement

The White House released a statement regarding Biden’s appeal, writing:

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., spoke today with King Charles III to offer his condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”

“The President recalled fondly of the Queen’s kindness and hospitality, including when she hosted him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle last June.”

“He also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepend the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.”

“President Biden conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the king.”


President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with King Charles III on Wednesday, his first conversation with the new king since the queen’s death.

Biden expressed his condolences to the new monarch and “conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the king.”

The president also tweeted and remembered the queen.

“I recalled her kindness, dignity, and constancy – and how she deepened the friendship between our nations.”

The call came before Biden led a US delegation to London next week.

Last week, President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half mast above the White House and other public buildings until sunset, the day of the Queen’s funeral.


President Biden tells King Charles he wants to maintain ‘close relationship’

President Biden speaks with King Charles III for 1st time since queen’s death

Biden speaks with King Charles III, offers condolences for queen’s death

President Joe Biden’s speech draws the wrath of Republicans calling for civil war and his assassination

On Thursday, President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia and delivered his most vocal anti-Republican speech.

During the speech, Biden focused on how they “thrive in chaos” and warned people that their attempts to undermine democracy could lead to violence.

The speech

President Joe Biden delivered his speech at Independence Hall against a red-lit backdrop, calling for a reckoning with a movement led by Donald Trump.

His speech comes ahead of midterm elections, which help determine control of Congress.

Although billed as an official address, Biden’s comments contained the outline of his campaign message. While trying to convey optimism about the country’s future, the president also painted his political opponents in a dark light.

Biden said Trump and his followers are threatening the American experiment.

Minutes after stepping onto the podium, he called his predecessors and suggested that Americans should face an existential choice in the upcoming election.

“Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal,” said Biden over the speech.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

Despite his feelings, Biden tried to separate Trump’s loyal followers from the Republican Party as a whole.

President Joe Biden ended his speech on a more upbeat note, stating that it is up to voters to control the dark forces brewing in the country. 

Biden felt the time was right to speak out against the growing anti-democratic forces in the country after recently calling Republicans “MAGA extremism” and “semi-fascism.”

Meanwhile, officials say the president’s message was nonpartisan and intended to target an extreme wing of the GOP.

Either way, Biden urged his audience to go to the polls in November.

Building up to the speech

The past few weeks have focused on many campaign promises that initially seemed unrealistic before the law was signed.

The factors that grow together are creating a sense in the West Wing that the political wind is changing, especially as more Americans have signed up for midterm elections.

It has also hit the White House, where months of war within the party have emerged, a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and crises that many have looked beyond their control to change course.

Biden himself was struck by the sense of darkness that hung over the west wing for months.

The changing winds also coincided with Trump’s re-emergence.

Republican politicians and candidates have started a campaign on the false basis of fraudulent elections.

As the campaign season kicked off with a boost midway through the campaign, multiple factors emerged with enough ammo for Biden to publicly share his thoughts.

“The President felt that this was an appropriate time before the traditional campaign season begins next week to lay out what he sees at stake, not for any individual political party, but for our democracy itself,” said a senior administration official.

Response to Biden’s speech

On Friday afternoon, popular forums among white supremacists and far-right extremists began pouring in with posts calling for Biden’s assassination.

The President was not alone, as Jewish government officials such as Attorney General Merrick Garland, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Secretary of State Alejandro Mayorkas were identified as potential targets.

According to documents covering some of the threats, there were also reports of declarations of civil war.

A threat alert from the Site Intelligence Group was issued Friday, alerting law enforcement and others.

The group tracks extremist activity online and has issued several threat alerts detailing calls for violence after Biden’s speech.

The potential threats were posted on online forums teeming with Proud Boys and neo-Nazis, among other extremist groups.

“Users on several far-right and ultranationalist venues made violent threats against President Joe Biden following his speech addressing political extremism on September 1, 2022,” an alert said.

“Users advocated for Biden to be murdered and predicted violence if he continues speaking about the topic.”

The White House defended Biden’s speech on the grounds that he was standing up for democracy and speaking out against political violence.


Biden warns Trump and his closest followers are trying to undermine American democracy in combative speech

Biden speech denouncing Trump, ‘MAGA ideology’ sparks threats, calls for violence