Biden Bans Assault Weapons at Dem Fundraiser: ‘I Don’t Know Many Deers Wearing Kevlar Vests’
During Friday night’s fundraiser, President Joe Biden he predicted Democrats would retain a majority in Congress and speculated on what that might mean for his next two years in office, including a fight against gun control and other initiatives.
“I don’t know many deer wearing Kevlar vests,” Biden said, noting that Democrats could seek ban assault weapons.
He also spoke about the chances of the Democrats in the upcoming elections.
“I think we’re going to win, I really do,” Biden said, describing an optimistic campaign trail where crowds were large and enthusiastic.
The fundraiser was held for two Democrats in tight re-election races, Illinois Reps. Lauren Underwood, IL-14, and Sean Casten, IL-06.
The candidates could win, Biden said, if Democrats could more effectively communicate the administration’s victories to the people.
“We’ve been through so much good stuff,” Biden said. “They were such good people that they didn’t realize how good they were.”
The achievements of his administration, including infrastructure and capping the cost of insulin, which he said was “for the people.”
Biden described the infrastructure legislation as a major investment and said it would take years for people to see the completion of his long-term projects.
“You’re talking about hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure — well, they’re just getting started,” he said.
Biden also praised Democrats for limiting insulin costs, which he praised Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, who was also in the room, because he helped pass.
“Dick and I have been fighting the drug companies since we got to Congress. Well, we finally beat them. That’s a big deal,” he said.
“Every time I have a problem, I call Dick,” Biden joked.
If the Republicans win a majority in the House of Representatives and US Senate, Biden predicted it would be a “terrible two years.”
He also said he would withdraw his veto power on bills proposed by Republicans.
“The good news is that I will have veto power,” he said.
On the GOP platform, Biden added, “Everything they are is against everything we’ve done.”
The president also said that Republicans would only make inflation worse, including the momentum of the previous one President Donald Trump tax reduction.
“Everything they want to do would make inflation worse. Every single thing,” he said.
In Illinois, Rep. Underwood faces Republican Scott Gryder, while Rep. Casten is running against Orlando Park Mayor Keith Pekau.
The Fox Power Rankings have both races leaning Democratic.
Fox News’ Allie Simon contributed to this report.
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