President Biden promoted the idea that midterm election results could be “illegitimate” if Democrats are unable to pass their national voting bill.
Biden made the comments when asked at Wednesday’s press conference if he believed the upcoming election could still be considered legitimate without the legislation.
“It all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election,” he said referring to Republican efforts to preserve election integrity.
He said, however, that Republicans wanted to make voting more difficult for minority voters.
“No matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, I think you’re going see them willing to stand in line and defy the attempt to keep them from being able to vote,” Biden said.
Biden’s second attempt to determine if the election is legitimate was even more disastrous.
“Oh, yeah, I think it could easily be illegitimate … The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in proportion to not being able to get these reforms passed.” pic.twitter.com/nCyuAWSMXm
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 19, 2022
RELATED: Mitch McConnell Torches Biden Over ‘Profoundly Unpresidential’ And ‘Deliberately Divisive’ Voting Speech
Biden Says That Elections Might Be Illegitimate
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Biden elaborated on this argument after being asked by a reporter if he believed that we would hold free and fair elections for 2022.
“Oh, yeah,” he replied. “I think it easily could be illegitimate.”
Biden repeated his doubts about the legitimacy of Future election results by telling reporters it’s former President Trump’s attempts to cast doubt on PastElections that caused a crisis in confidence
“Imagine if those attempts to say that the count was not legit” (succeeded), Biden suggested.
Then, he made it possible to allow for normal doubts over the election results if Democrat legislation was not passed.
“The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in proportion to not being able to get these reforms passed,” added Biden.
During his press conference today, Biden declined to say if the upcoming election would be fair and legitimate without voting rights reform.https://t.co/lqLWmji2Ni
— Axios (@axios) January 19, 2022
RELATED: Biden Calls To End Filibuster For Democrat Voting Bill, Something He Once Called A ‘Very Dangerous Thing To Do’
The Walking Contradiction
By not participating in the 2020 presidential elections, President Trump seemed to contradict his arguments about voting in America being difficult.
“Remember how we thought not that many people were going to show up to vote in the middle of a pandemic?” he asked.
“We had the highest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America.”
You’re fighting the wrong fight here Joe. You can’t use “voter suppression”and “had the highest voter turnout in history in 2020” in the same sentence. Focus on opening our country up!
— Kenny Powers (@MrKennethPowers) January 20, 2022
Despite these successes, President Democrat believes that our country needs legislation to expand mail-in voter registration, give federal election control, and make it easier for voters to identify themselves.
Co-host of ‘The Five’ on Fox News, Greg Gutfeld, couldn’t help but laugh at Biden’s inability to focus on his argument that elections going forward will be illegitimate.
“That was amazing! The best press conference I have ever seen, and my favorite part is when he said the vote is being suppressed by Republicans,” Gutfeld exclaimed.
“Then he shows no evidence. Next, he claims 2020 has the highest number of votes ever recorded. He also provides evidence to support this claim. So he totally negated the need for the bill,” he added.
“Did he just admit that the 2020 election was corrupted and you need the bill or did he admit that the voting bill isn’t necessary?” Gutfeld continued. “Where’s the outrage when the President subverts our faith in the precious republic’s election?”
If any of these words came out of the mouth of Donald Trump, all the media would be able to talk about is the “big lie.”
Last week President Biden made a divisive and angry speech urging Democrats to eliminate the filibuster in order to pass reform legislation on voting. He also suggested that anyone who opposes the legislation could be compared to famous racists of the past.
“Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Would you like to represent John Lewis, Bull Connor or Bull Connor’s side? Do you want to be the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?” he asked.
Biden used the opportunity to paint his rivals as Bull Connor or George Wallace. It’s on tape. pic.twitter.com/VhQh0pr6BD https://t.co/aePEe5puyJ
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) January 19, 2022
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hammered Biden over the comments calling them “profoundly unpresidential” and “deliberately divisive.”
It appears we’ll get a chance to see just how far Biden is willing to go to cast the midterms as illegitimate.
Senators from both parties voted Wednesday against amending filibuster rules for Democrat reform legislation.