Biden Makes Voting Rights Pitch In Georgia To Keep Democrats’ Push Alive

January 11, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: U.S. President Joe Biden (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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January 11, 2022

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and a whole host of Georgia politicians, will deliver a speech Tuesday from the Peach State on the sacred importance of voting rights and the imperative to protect them with legislation.

“The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation,” he will say, according to remarks provided to TPM. “Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

“And so the question is,” he’ll ask, “where will the institution of United States Senate stand?”

Watch Biden's remarks:

Today's rough schedule: 

  • Noon: McConnell and other Senate Republicans hold press conference to rebut Democrats' push for democracy reforms and filibuster changes
  • Around 2 p.m.: Senate leadership on both sides holds press conferences, likely laying out contrasting stances on voting rights and rule changes
  • 3:30 p.m.: Biden speaks from Georgia 
  • After speech: Schumer expected to lay out plan for votes on rule changes
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President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and a whole host of Georgia politicians, will deliver a speech Tuesday from the Peach State on the sacred importance of voting rights and the imperative to protect them with legislation.

“The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation,” he will say, according to remarks provided to TPM. “Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. I will not yield. I will not flinch. I will defend your right to vote and our democracy against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

“And so the question is,” he’ll ask, “where will the institution of United States Senate stand?”

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