Joe Biden ratcheted up his rhetorical attacks on the Republican Party on Wednesday, rebuking the party’s steadfast hold on former President Donald Trump.
Speaking of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement, Biden told White House reporters that the “MAGA crowd” was the most extreme political group in recent American history.
Biden also used the name of Republican Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in his prepared remarks on the economy, criticizing his “11 Point Plan to Rescue America,” which included raising income taxes on low-income Americans.
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In February, Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, released his conservative campaign plan. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans quickly rejected the messaging document because they saw it as harmful to Republican candidates across the country.
Biden described his personal economic philosophy as “in sharp contrast to what today’s Republican Party is offering — and if they hadn’t put this in print, you’d think I was making it up” while speaking at the White House.
“Florida Senator Rick Scott… ” declared public support for his so-called “ultra-MAGA” platform. A MAGA agenda is what Biden was referring to, according to the VP. This ultra-MAGA agenda is something I’d like to tell you about.” Like many MAGA-inspired initiatives, it’s over the top.
“Almost every sentence” was a complete lie for Scott when responding to Biden’s remarks, which he told Fox News was “a complete lie.” On top of that, he accused the president of “passing the buck” when it came to funding government programs like Medicare and Social Security.
Scott’s unpopular economic proposals and Republicans’ focus on divisive cultural politics have been highlighted by Biden’s remarks.
It’s official: the MAGA party has arrived. Biden described the group as “a different breed of cat” earlier this month in Seattle. “They don’t compare to the people I’ve worked with for so long.” And those who should know better are afraid to do what is right for fear of being ostracized.”
Laws restricting abortion access and limiting the teaching of critical race theory have been approved by Republican-controlled states in recent months.
While this is going on, Trump’s standing within the Republican Party appears unaffected. It was widely seen as an early test of the former president’s political stamina when J.D. Vance won the contentious GOP primary in Ohio’s open Senate race on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Biden reaffirmed his opposition to the Supreme Court’s draft majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. A ruling such as this, he said, would put other fundamental privacy rights in jeopardy.
How would the law change in states where children who are LGBTQ are not allowed to attend school with other children if that were the case? Biden made the remark. “Is that legal under the terms of the decision??” When the next attack occurs, what will be the target?