New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu recently stepped up to state that Democrats are only utilizing President Joe Biden as an odd “political tool,” and that the plan is going to backfire on them spectacularly in the coming midterm elections.
While speaking during an appearance on the Sunday edition of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sununu pushed back against the repeated claims from Democrats that Republican “extremism” is an overt and unique threat to democracy as a whole. The governor called out Democrats and accused them of utilizing Biden, who ran a campaign that championed unification back in 2020, as a weapon to go after their various political opponents.
“Look, what is shocking to me about all of this is you have the Democrat Party, which is now using the president of the United States, not as leader of our country, but leader of their party as a political tool,” stated Sununu. “Right before the election, to drive in, effectively tell half of America that they’re too extreme for America. It makes absolutely no sense… to say that extremism belongs in one party and it doesn’t appear in the Democrat Party is nonsensical. Nobody buys that because we see it on both sides.”
“Extremism is on both sides. And for the president, United States to come up and be more of a political tool as opposed to a uniter; remember, he got elected because he said he was going to unite folks, not threaten them,” he went on.
“He was going to bring everybody together and get stuff done and not polarize this country, which is exactly what has happened. If that was not the reality then Democrats wouldn’t be in for the rude awakening they’re going to come- that’s going to come Tuesday. But it is coming and not because of politics, because of what is happening in people’s homes, what’s happening at their kitchen tables, what’s happening with trying to balance a checkbook in. The president has to take a lot of responsibility for that. It’s easy to just blame extremism. But most of us are not extreme.”
Biden issued another full-scale speech this past Wednesday in which he attempted to accuse what he calls “Maga Republicans” of being a threat to American democracy and as being tolerant of political violence such as what happened to Paul Pelosi.
“The extreme MAGA element of the Republican Party, which is a minority [of] that party as I said earlier, but is its driving force, is trying to succeed where they failed in 2020, to suppress the right of voters and subvert the electoral system itself,” stated Biden. “That means denying your right to vote and deciding whether your vote even counts.”
The speech from Biden seemed to be a slightly toned-down version of one we have seen before but continued to lean on the hot-button talking points from his now infamous “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” speech issued back in September out in Philadelphia.
“There’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans,” expressed the President at that time. “And that is a threat to this country.”