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Biden targets extreme Republicans as threat to U.S. democracy

2022-09-02 09:16:17       source:Reuters

September 2, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden charged Republican allies of Donald Trump with undermining the country's democratic foundations and urged voters on Thursday to reject extremism ahead of midterm elections in November.

Biden accused "MAGA forces" - those people devoted to Trump's Make America Great Again agenda - as willing to overturn democratic elections and "determined to take this country backwards" to a time without rights to abortion, privacy, contraception or same-sex marriage supported broadly by Americans.

"Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic," Biden said.

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