With less than two months to go before the midterm elections, Vice President Kamala Harris said Saturday that “the stakes couldn’t be higher” as the two parties battle for control of Congress.
Speaking at the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Maryland, Harris repeated President Joe Biden’s recent attack on “MAGA” Republican leaders who he says threaten the country. “We’re going to finish well for this,” Harris said. “Today, as we gather together, we all affirm that we refuse to allow these so-called tyrannical leaders to undermine our democracy.”
The vice president criticized the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as an example of those leaders trying to “take away freedom.” At least 15 states have banned abortion services since the court’s decision in late June.
Harris warned that Republicans may decide to ban abortion in the country or pursue other rights such as contraception or marriage equality if they win a majority in the House and Senate. “There aren’t many Democrats in the convention, who knows what other powers they’ll come up with?” he asked.
He criticized Republicans who talk about issues like abortion rights in individual states while “deliberately making it harder for people in those states to vote” and called Three states – Florida, Texas and Georgia – for restrictive laws targeting abortion rights in the LGBTQ community. Like Biden, he also made the midterm elections a tough choice between the goals of the Democrats and those of some of their fellow Republicans.
“If there’s any question whether there’s been a difference between the team, well, over the last 18 months, that’s come to the fore,” he said. “There’s a big difference. We all know that American families are struggling, but while the leaders of the Republican Party are going on TV talking about the situation, the Democrats have actually done something about it.”
The Vice President reviewed the administration’s performance on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, gun safety and student loan cancellation status. Other parts of the Biden-Harris plan, including child care and voting rights, have stalled in Congress, but Harris said if Democrats can win two more Senate seats, more will be done — detailing his role in members of the Senate. vote.
He said: “During our first year in office, some of the historians here may know, I actually broke John Adams’ record for the most decisive votes in one term. .” vote to end the filibuster on voting rights and reproductive rights.”
Biden called on lawmakers to change the filibuster rule to pass a vote on reform to regulate Roe, but faced opposition from Republicans and a few Democratic Party members. Republicans, in their midterm messages, criticized the Biden administration for inflation, gas prices and crime.
The GOP is often tipped to take back the House and Senate this term, but recent Senate victories are a sign that Democrats’ chances may be improving. Harris celebrated Democrat Mary Peltola’s victory over Republican Sarah Palin in Alaska’s special election for a U.S. House seat. The state was open, and Kansas voters rejected the ban on voting.
He said: “We have power on our side.
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