The White House says President Biden will head to Philadelphia on Thursday for a speech in which he will argue that America’s democracy remains “under attack” and highlight “who is fighting” to protect the nation’s freedoms.
The speech, in the crucial general election battleground state of Pennsylvania, comes less than 10 weeks ahead of the November midterm elections, when the Democrats hope to hold onto their razor-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The address also comes as Biden has raised his rhetoric in recent days, targeting who he argues are anti-Democratic “MAGA Republicans” who have embraced “semi-fascism.”
The president will speak at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, where the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s Constitution were debated and signed.
“He will speak about how the core values of this nation — our standing in the world, our democracy — are at stake,” a White House official confirmed to Fox News. “He will talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack.”