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Biden will give a big speech about democracy

Biden will give a big speech about democracy

President Biden will give a speech at Union Station on Capitol Hill on Wednesday night about democracy, where he will make it clear what he is talking about next elections.

Driving news: “You can expect to hear from him tonight … there’s a lot at stake, including democracy and everyone has a role to play in that,” White House deputy chief of staff and assistant to the president Jen O’Malley Dillon said during Axios News Shapers event on Wednesday.

  • “The other thing that will be really important … people will be able to vote … democracy works to make every vote count.”

Big picture: White House senior adviser and assistant to the president Anita Dunn said the Capitol Hill setting is important.

  • “Because on January 6 we have seen violence aimed at undermining democratic processes there.”
  • “It’s a convenient place to make these remarks tonight,” she said.
  • “The threat of political violence … it’s something that unites almost all Americans and something we can all be united against,” Dunn said.

What to watch: The speech is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday evening.

  • “The president will address a threat to election deniers and those who seek to undermine faith in voting and democracy; and the stakes for our democracy in next week’s election,” the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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