President Biden used two speeches on Monday to continue his attack on “MAGA Republicans” after calling them a “threat to this country.”
“I want to be very clear up front: Not every Republican is a MAGA Republican,” he said at a Labor Day event in Wisconsin.
“Not every Republican embraces that extreme ideology. I know because I’ve been able to work with mainstream Republicans in my whole career,” the president continued.
Biden then said the “extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division. But together we can — and we must — choose a different path forward.”
He appeared in Wisconsin alongside Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who will face Trump-backed Republican Tim Michels in the upcoming election.
Biden continued his rant, claiming “The biggest contrast between these MAGA Republicans, the extreme right, the Trumpies. … These MAGA Republicans in Congress are coming for your Social Security.”
As the president spoke about the “battle for the soul of America,” a heckler interrupted him.
“Let him go. Everybody’s entitled to being an idiot,” Biden said after security grabbed the protester’s poster.
Biden also spoke Monday in Pennsylvania, another state with a critical senate race in the upcoming midterm election.
The president traveled to Pittsburgh to deliver remarks at the United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227 in West Mifflin.
It was Biden’s third trip to Pennsylvania in less than a week, following visits to Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia.
He used his second speech of the day to, again, condemn “MAGA Republicans”.
“This is not your father’s Republican Party. This is a totally different party, man,” he said.
“We have a choice. Trump and the MAGA Republicans made their choice. We can choose to build a better America, or we can continue down this sliding path to oblivion to where we don’t want to go,” Biden added.
In his speech, Biden also claimed “It’s clear which way the new MAGA Republicans are.”
“They are extreme. Democracy is really at stake. You can’t be a democracy when you support violence when you don’t like the outcome of an election,” he continued.
The president was joined by Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat facing Trump-backed Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz.
“If I have to be in a foxhole, I want John Fetterman in there with me,” Biden said.
His comments from Monday echo those he made in Philadelphia last week.
Despite his repeated claims, Biden said “Come on, look, guys, you keep trying to make that case. I don’t consider any Trump supporter to be a threat to the country.”