Biden admin hit for calling MAGA Republicans an ‘extremist threat’ to democracy: ‘dehumanizing rhetoric’


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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre came under fire from many Twitter users on Wednesday for blaming much of the American electorate on President Biden’s behalf.

“The president believes there is an extremist threat to our democracy,” Jean-Pierre said in a preview of Biden’s speech scheduled for Thursday. “MAGA Republicans are the strongest part of the Republican Party. This is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights.”

She added that “they just don’t respect the rule of law” and “pursue an agenda that deprives people of their rights.”

Many Twitter users condemned the White House press secretary’s statements, suggesting that such rhetoric from people like her and Biden is what is truly dividing the country.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the AFL-CIO’s 29th Quadrennial Constitutional Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, U.S. June 14, 2022.
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee condemned the statements as divisive, “Joe’s ‘message of unity’ to half America? How was this partisan attack on the podium funded by taxpayers doesn’t it violate the Hatch Act, many [less] violate common sense and reality? »

“It’s quite remarkable to see someone from the White House podium say that a group of ‘energetic’ voters pose ‘an extreme threat to our democracy,'” wrote Chuck Ross, investigative reporter for The Washington Free Beacon.

“Unfathomable and reckless rhetoric…,” tweeted Newsweek Opinion Editor Josh Hammer, “…until you realize the meanness and cruelty is all the point.”

Republican House candidate for North Carolina, Christine Villaverde, made a similar criticism mocking Biden for his failure to unify the nation: “And this is supposed to unify a nation? This administration is committed to sowing new seeds of discontent and animosity. America deserves better. #Redwave2022 @NRCC @gop @ncgop @wakegop.”

Filmmaker Robby Starbuck made a grim guess that “they basically call us terrorists”.

“She almost radicalized me. Keep talking,” Dilbert comic creator Scott Adams tweeted.

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., responded to the statements by lambasting Biden’s leadership on a variety of issues.

Is that the justification for raiding the former president’s house? To harass parents at school board meetings? To hire 87,000 new IRS employees? To extinguish the right to own arms? To devalue the currency? To centralize our food supply?” He asked.

Actor Matthew Marsden warned the statements didn’t bode well for America’s future: “They’re saying this about half the country. This is not an administration that intends to bring unity to the United States. It’s a very sad situation. . You should be worried about what’s next.”

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 16: Karine Jean-Pierre, then newly appointed White House Press Secretary, holds her first press conference in the Brady Press Room of the White House on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 16: Karine Jean-Pierre, then newly appointed White House Press Secretary, holds her first press conference in the Brady Press Room of the White House on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Comedian and columnist Tim Young issued a challenge: “Say you’re a fascist without saying you’re a fascist.”

“More dehumanizing rhetoric from the White House… This kind of talk is the real threat to democracy. Once you label a large portion of the population as a ‘threat’ to democracy, ‘extremists’ , any act – not as heinous as it is – can be justified. #BidenLanguage,” conservative YouTuber Viva Frei tweeted.

Biden himself had recently mocked Second Amendment supporters, seeming to imply that if they want to rebel against the US military, they need fighter jets rather than just guns.

“For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight the country, you need an F-15. You need something more than a gun,” Biden said during a speech in Pennsylvania this week.

A man with a Trump 2024 flag is pictured outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida following an FBI raid on Donald Trump's private home.

A man with a Trump 2024 flag is pictured outside Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida following an FBI raid on Donald Trump’s private home.
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ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel responded to the statement by asking, “Joe Biden says Americans need an F-15 to truly stand up against government tyranny. Is this his way of saying that he supports the use of military force on American soil against American citizens?


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