How to watch President Biden’s voting rights speech in Philadelphia
President Joe Biden is A speech on voting rights and voting rights in the United States was delivered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon.
The President’s speech can be viewed using the following live broadcast (full recording):
Prior to Biden’s speech, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that the president plans to address growing concerns about the Republican Party’s efforts to tighten voting rights across the country.
“He will explain why the rejection of voting rights is a form of repression and silence,” Psaki said on Monday. “He will redouble his commitment to use all the tools he can use and continue to work hard to protect the basic rights of Americans in order to oppose the impact of the voter suppression law.”
Biden is facing increasing pressure from Democrats and progressives to support his pledge to ensure that the new laws passed by the Republican legislature will not restrict democratic rights, especially as the momentum of the 2022 midterm elections begins to take shape Occasion.
Democrats tried to pass the “For the People Act” last month, but were shot down by Republican obstructionists in the Senate. The bill aims to simplify voter registration and voting procedures, reform campaign finances, and require non-party committees to delimit congressional districts and other measures.
At the same time, the Republican-led state legislature continued to Pass a bill that makes voting more difficult -Including two Arizona laws upheld by the US Supreme Court last week.
The ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee intensified the Democrats’ sense of urgency.It set Stricter standards for voting rights protection In the case of minority groups claiming that state law has created barriers to voting.
Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris announced A $25 million spending plan The Democratic National Committee supports voting rights before next year’s midterm elections.
In Pennsylvania, Republican Senator Doug Mastriano has pushed 2020 election audit Similar to an effort that is severely criticized Conducted in Arizona. Governor Tom Wolf condemn Mastriano’s initiative called it false and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Although no widespread fraud was discovered in November last year, many Republicans continue to question the effectiveness of the 2020 election.
Passaki said last week that Biden would not rule out taking actions outside of legislation when necessary to protect voting rights.
“The President is happy to sign a voting rights legislation into law. He is-looking forward to doing so,” Pasaki said on Thursday. “But he also knows that we should continue to use many of the federal government’s methods, and he will not wait to put legislation on his desk.”