Remarks by President Biden at a Virtual Fundraising Reception for the Democratic National Committee
August 02, 2021
Here are some highlights – click the link to read President Biden’s entire speech to the DNC.
“You know, as Democrats, we have to show that we understand, number one; we’re delivering, number two; and we’re keeping our promise. We just have to keep making our case — just as the Republican party today offers nothing but fear, lies, and broken promises. We have to keep cutting through the Republican fog –that the government isn’t the problem, and show that we, the people — we, the people, are always the solution.
“The single-most important thing that we have to do is we have to protect the voting system, protect the sacred right to vote. It’s under assault in ways I haven’t seen in my entire career. And I was the guy who was able to get the Voting Rights Act extended 25 years before, when I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. And it wasn’t until the Supreme Court came along and said, “No, no, don’t need it anymore.”
It’s about who gets to vote and whether the vote counts, and who gets to count that vote. We have a system that does both those things with independence and integrity. But what Republicans want to do is say a political party gets to decide if a vote counts. It’s outrageous. We’re going to fight like hell so that doesn’t happen. That’s one of the most important things we can do.