Democrat Tulsi Gabbard — who has never been shy about criticizing her own party — took President Joe Biden to task for failing to deliver on a major campaign promise. Gabbard roasted President Biden in two videos shared on social media this week, accusing him of “doing all he can do divide us.”
Gabbard shared a video clip of Biden’s speech on voting rights he delivered on Tuesday in Atlanta.
“I will defend the right to vote, our democracy against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic,” Biden said.
Biden then equated anyone supporting voting rights legislation that Democrats are in favor of — even if it means altering Senate rules to get the bill past a Republican filibuster — to virtuous civil rights leaders while villainizing anyone who doesn’t support the Democratic legislation by comparing them to segregationists and a leader of the Confederacy.
Biden stated, “At consequential moments in history, they present a choice: Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? This is the moment to decide to defend our elections, to defend our democracy.”
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) – the No. 2 Senate Democrat – admitted Wednesday, “Perhaps the President went a little too far in his rhetoric — some of us do — but the fundamental principles and values at stake are very, very similar.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) described Biden’s speech as “profoundly unpresidential.”
“I have known, liked, and personally respected Joe Biden for many years,” McConnell said Wednesday from the Senate floor. “I did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday.”
Gabbard denounced Biden’s speech, and said it was worse than in 2016 when then-candidate Hillary Clinton called 50% of supporters of former President Donald Trump as fitting into a “basket of deplorables.”
“Hillary’s calling tens of millions of Americans deplorables was divisive & disgusting,” Gabbard wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “But Biden has gone further, calling those who disagree with his actions & policies domestic enemies, traitors, and racists. Biden promised to unite us, but he is doing all he can do divide us.”
On Friday, Gabbard chewed out President Biden again for not uniting the country as he promised.
“Biden promised to unite our country,” Gabbard tweeted. “Instead he betrayed us, pouring fuel on the fire of divisiveness, tearing our country apart. Biden compares those who disagree with him to racists, traitors & enemies, & has his AG target Americans as domestic terrorists. Unfit to lead.”
Gabbard noted in the video, “I supported Joe Biden, and millions of other Americans voted for Joe Biden because he promised to unite us. He promised to bring us together, to end the divisiveness.”
“Sadly, not only has he failed to do this, he has betrayed us all by pouring fuel on the fires of divisiveness that are tearing our country apart,” Gabbard said.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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