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Biden uses MLK Memorial speech to push failing economic agenda

Randy Mancini 210 October 22, 2021
President Joe Biden waves as he and first lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Washington. The Bidens are returning from a CNN town hall in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Joe Biden waves as he and first lady Jill Biden walk on the South Lawn of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Washington. The Bidens are returning from a CNN town hall in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Joe Biden took an opportunity to push his Build Back Better agenda while speaking at an event honoring Martin Luther King Junior. On Thursday, the Democrat spoke in front of the MLK Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor its 10th anniversary.

While speaking at the gathering, Biden decided it was a good time to push his multi-trillion dollar economic package while calling for “equity,” touting his child tax credit and calling for improvements to pre-K education. He also pushed for the Democrats’ so-called Voting Rights bill, which was recently struck down in the Senate.

“Today the right to vote and the rule of law are under unrelenting assault from Republican governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, state legislators and they’re following my predecessor, the last president, into a deep, deep black hole and abyss,” Biden claimed.

WATCH: While at the MLK memorial, Joe Biden claims he was “involved” in the civil rights movement.

That’s completely false.

Biden admitted in 1987: “I was not an activist…I was not out marching. I was not down in Selma.” pic.twitter.com/C90Z2DdwZ3

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 21, 2021

He then accused Republicans of being afraid to even talk about the legislation, adding the push to get it passed is far from over. Meanwhile, Republicans have argued the bill is nothing more than an attempt to federalize U.S. elections.

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