Biden Called for Ending ‘Uncivil War.’ Now Calls GOP ‘Threat to Democracy’

Sep 2, 2022 | Political News

Before an Independence Hall lit bright by blood-red light, President Biden warned that the extremism of his predecessor threatened the health of the Republic, attempting to draw out “extreme MAGA ideology” from the “soul of this nation” like poison is drawn from a wound.

He spoke for 24 minutes. He attacked his predecessor by name. White House officials had said his remarks would not be partisan.

On the marble white steps of the U.S. Capitol, nearly two years earlier at his inauguration, Biden had called on that same nation to “end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal.” In Philadelphia Thursday in primetime, he again said he was a president for all America, “not a president of red America or blue America.”

And yet, Biden says a purge, perhaps even a painful one, is necessary for the body politic because “too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal.”