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Former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod has added his name to the list of prominent Democrats criticizing President Biden’s racially charged speech linking his party’s federal election overhaul to separatists and unions.
“I don’t think the president’s rhetoric is particularly useful in Atlanta,” said Axelrod, LOVEBYLIFE’s senior legal adviser He said On Thursdays. “There are real problems here and they should not be obscured by hyperbolic rhetoric.”
Axelrod was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama when Biden Obama was vice president.
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Axelrod’s comment comes days after President Biden Accused Opponents of the federal election overhaul stand with prominent Democrat separatists George Wallace and Bull Connor, along with union president Jefferson Davis, who is a Democrat.
“So I ask every elected official in America, how do you want to be remembered?” Biden said during remarks from the Atlanta University Center Consortium on the campus of Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. “Do you want to be on behalf of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on behalf of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on behalf of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”
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Was speech Widely panned Republicans but longtime Biden ally Sen. He was criticized by some major Democrats, including Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). He said Biden “Maybe went a little farther.”
Also MSNBC host Al Sharpton dinged On the speech, Biden called out, “You’re going to hell,” rather than a speech that would get voter support.
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary Dismissed Criticism of the speech by pointing the finger at former President Trump.
“I know there is a lot to be said about the objectionable nature of yesterday’s speech. It’s hilarious on so many levels. How many people have been sitting in silence over the past four years for the former president,” Psaki said at a press conference Wednesday. .