Biden Rips Trump and the ‘Big Lie’ in Speech on Voting Rights in Philadelphia

In a speech Tuesday from Philadelphia, Biden took aim at Trump and his unfounded claims that his loss in the 2020 election was due to widespread voter fraud.

β€œYou don’t call facts β€˜fake’ and then try to bring down the American experiment because you’re unhappy. That’s not statesmanship. That’s selfishness,” Biden said of Trump in remarks that promoted the passage of the For the People Act, the Democrats’ voting rights legislation, and warned of Republican efforts in several states to restrict voting.

β€œThere’s an unfolding assault taking place in America today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections. An assault on democracy, an assault on liberty, an assault on who we are as Americans,” Biden said, referring not only to the proliferation of new laws being proposed and passed in states where the Republican Party controls legislatures but also to the unsubstantiated claims fueling them.

Calling the 2020 election β€œthe most scrutinized election ever in American history,” Biden referred to the claims routinely put forth by Trump as devoid of truth.

β€œThe β€˜big lie’ is just that, a big lie,” the president said.

Source: Yahoo News