President Joe Biden recently escalated his political rhetorical attacks on the GOP and lamented former President Donald Trump’s stronghold on the Republican Party.
“This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history,” said Biden when speaking to reporters at the White House about Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement.
The president also called out the chair of the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, Senator Rick Scott, criticizing his “11 Point Plan to Rescue America.”
Scott’s plan proposes, in part, increasing income taxes on lower-income Americans.
In February, Sen. Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, recently unveiled his conservative campaign blueprint.
However, the document was rapidly rejected by fellow Republicans and even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who viewed it negatively for Republican candidates across the country.
When speaking at the White House, Biden described his economic strategy and philosophy as “in sharp contrast to what today’s Republican Party is offering — and if they hadn’t put this in print, you’d think I was making it up.”
The president continued, “Senator Rick Scott of Florida — released what he calls the ultra-MAGA agenda. It’s a MAGA agenda, all right. Let me tell you about this ultra-MAGA agenda. It’s extreme, as most MAGA things are.”
Senator Scott responded to President Biden’s remarks by saying, “almost every sentence was a complete lie.”
He also accused Biden of “passing the buck” on financing federal programs like Social Security and Medicare.
President Biden’s remarks underscore broader Democrat efforts to highlight Scott’s and fellow Republicans’ economic proposals focusing on what they labeled “divisive cultural politics.”
The Democrats face significant political challenges in the upcoming November midterm elections.
“This is the MAGA party now” Biden complained.
“These guys are a different breed of cat. They’re not like what I served with for so many years. And the people who know better are afraid to act correctly because they know they’ll be primaried.”
GOP-controlled states have recently approved numerous laws targeting transgender rights, teaching critical race theory, and restricting abortion access.
Nevertheless, Trump’s strength within the Republican Party has shown no signs of diminishing. J.D. Vance, Trump’s preferred candidate in Ohio’s Senate race, won the much-contested GOP primary in what was widely considered an early test of Trump’s influence.
Biden also voiced concerns about the Supreme Court’s draft opinion, which would strike down Roe v. Wade. The president said such a ruling would endanger the rights of Americans to privacy.
“What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?” said Biden.
“Is that legit under the way the decision is written? What are the next things that are going to be attacked?”