President Biden will talk about democracy and the threats election deniers pose to the voting process, one of several recent speeches about extreme far-right ideology.
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President Biden will give a speech about democracy at a time of heightened alarm about the threat of violence to political figures and their families.
WASHINGTON — President Biden will give a speech on Wednesday night about protecting democracy and the threats that election deniers pose to the voting process.
The speech, first reported on by Axios, and detailed by two of Mr. Biden’s most senior aides at an Axios event, will be one of several Mr. Biden has used in recent months to target the extreme ideologies of far-right politicians and their supporters.
The speech, which will be delivered during a Democratic National Committee event, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern time. The committee said that the president would “address the threat of election deniers” in his speech and outline the current stakes for democracy before next week’s midterm elections.
Wednesday’s remarks come at a time of heightened alarm about the threat of violence to political figures and their families.
The politically motivated attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has worried Democratic leaders, while conservatives have spread baseless conspiracy theories about the episode. David DePape, the attacker, told the police that he intended to take Ms. Pelosi hostage and perhaps break her kneecaps. He saw her as “the ‘leader of the pack’ of lies told by the Democratic Party,” according to the federal criminal complaint.
“Look at the response of Republicans, making jokes about it,” Mr. Biden said during an event in Florida on Tuesday. “These guys are extremely extreme.”
The president will visit Union Station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington to deliver his remarks. Anita Dunn, a senior White House adviser, said the setting was appropriate given its proximity to the site of the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks: The threat of political violence, she said, is “something that unites almost all Americans and something we can all be united against.”
Ms. Dunn and Jen O’Malley Dillon, a deputy White House chief of staff, spoke about the president’s upcoming remarks during an Axios event on Wednesday morning.