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other television providers giving a front row seat to democracy. >> tonight demrac governor and his replin challenger debate in rhode island's governors race, hosted byja tv. live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ete on c-span. you can watch on our free mobile vio app c-span now or online at . you can go ahead and start calling and now. it was a 20 minute address from union station, about one block from where this studio is. it took place in prime time eastern time yesterday, 7 p.m. eastern. the coverage of the address, you will notice the same verb being used by three major national papers. from the front page of "the national boat -- washington
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post," biden warns of assault on democracy, warning the nation that democratic traditions are in danger. and then "the washington times," biden warns magda republicans -- maga republicans on a path to danger. opening the phone lines again this morning, democrats (202) 748-8000. republicans, (202) 748-8001. independents, (202) 748-8002. we will go ahead and let you call in as we hear more from president biden last night. [video clip] >> because democracy is on the ballot, even in our darkest moments we have fundamental values and beliefs that unite us as americans and they must unite us now. what are they? i think first we believe that the vote in america is sacred.
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to be honored, not denied. respected, not dismissed. counted, not ignored. a vote is not a partisan tool to help your candidates and then tossed aside when it doesn't help. second, we must in an overwhelming voice stand against political violence and voter intimidation. stand up, speak against it. we don't settle our differences in america with arius. a mob -- with a riot. a mob. a bullet or a hammer. we settle it peacefully at the ballot boxed. we have to be honest with ourselves, though. we have to face this problem. we can't turn away from it. we can't pretend it's just going to solve itself. host: we will take you through more of that speech throughout
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the first hour of "the washington journal," and you can watch the entire address on our website, but we are getting your reaction to it this morning just five days from election day. new milford, new jersey, independent line, good morning. caller: i just want to say i found the speech so hypocritical . this is the president who has abused his use of executive orders and with a stroke of his pen has obliterated the responsibility of students who have taken out loans to pay those loans. with the stroke of his pen he disrupted our energy availability. the democratic congress has just allowed him to continue with these abuses.
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there was a survey not long ago about our faith in our government ranches, our institutions. they are so low. i don't understand why we have to he trapped with a democrat and republican party that has failed in their policies since nixon possible watergate. we were lied to about vietnam. we were lied to about iraqi. we were lied to about afghanistan. we see these policies just devastating our country. host: christine, burton, west virginia, line for democrats. did you watch the speech last night? caller: yes, i did. host: what did you think? caller: i agree with president biden 100%.
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what i see, what i see here in west virginia, he's absolutely right about democracy here. my opinion, i blame fox. i blame the propaganda channel. it lied to america for so long. everywhere i go, fox news is on. they lied to everybody about the big lie and they are still pushing the big lie. and i blame merrick garland and the fbi director for not doing anything for 10 years. they have had a chance with these people, january 6, they haven't been held accountable. this is what you are going to see. violence. no one is held accountable for what they have done. host: you mentioned fox news, the minority leader of the house went on fox news after the address here on capitol hill. here is some of what the house minority leader, kevin mccarthy, had to say. [video clip]
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>> democrats are dividing us as they move forward. they want to distract from the disaster they hated. i listened to the president's speech. i don't remember hearing anything about inflation, gas, borders, fentanyl, crime. not even the 98 individuals they have caught on the border on the terrorist watch list. this is a hinge election. a defining election like a 1980 election, which direction does america want to go? that's why we have that commitment to america. we literally spell out what we want to do to secure the border, fund the beliefs, stop the woke prosecutors, giving a parents bill of rights. you know what else? save and strengthen medicare and social security. have a government that is accountable and a future built on freedom.
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i think the entire nation should look at what the democrats have done with one party rule and make a decision. i am talking to all americans, not just republicans. independence, democrats, the green party. you know the situation can be better and you want to pick someone who has a plan to turn the nation around and that is exactly what we are doing. host: house minority leader kevin mccarthy after the prime time address last night. this is the twitter handle for the republican national committee echoing some of the points he made after the biden address. "here's the number of times he mentioned the border, zero. crime, zero. inflation, zero. supply chain, zero. gas prices, zero. education, zero. military, zero. police, zero. fenton all zero. then they asked the question priorities.
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-- zero." then they asked the question, "priorities"? bonnie, lancaster, pennsylvania. good morning. caller: good morning. host: what was your thought after watching? caller: i am a 73-year-old white educated professional who has recently gone blind due to a serious eye disease. i listened very intently because i could not see. i rome the networks, all of them. cnn, fox, abc, nbc. i constantly listen and i want to bring forth one thing. no network has said, if we all remember, senator schumer after the georgia elections said america will never, ever be the same. and it is not.
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i read. i listen. any person running on any ticket, i voted for obama. first time i ever voted for a democrat. wanting to have the schools helped. wanting to have the african-american population helped. nothing. i did not vote for biden, absolutely not. i asked my secretary the other day are you better off today than you were two years ago? and she said yes. and i said really? she said yes, because i hated, i hated trump, even though i lived better. i would rather live like i do today than i did two years ago. this is horrible, sir. we have got to be united. i listened to biden last night and i was so upset that he did not talk about the issues. the issues that plagued this
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country. host: that was bonnie in pennsylvania. howard, democratic line, good morning. caller: yes. i support, obviously, biden's speech. listening to the unfortunate woman who just spoke, she's so misinformed. there's really only one governing party, the democrats. the republicans are a lost cause . the facts are as follows. they follow a leader who has already been designated as a criminal by federal judges twice. another fact, he is on tape knowingly allowing the american people to be ravaged by an emerging pandemic. that's in the body -- bob woodward tapes. that's not a disputable item or opinion item. there is no other vote
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consistent with the american aspiration but to vote for democrats because the republican party a lost cause. you can hear all the commentary from republicans related to the unfortunate attack on pelosi's husband. they are discussing. there is not one side both sides or ambiguity that we constantly have polluting politics. what biden has been able to do is amazing. the summary is as follows, he took over from a president who instituted an insurrection. that insurrection president committed this country to a timeline to exit afghanistan in may of 2021. repeat, trump committed with the taliban our enemies to exit afghanistan in may of 2021. biden had to immediately it negotiate a delay and an exit.
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exits from a war are never going to be pretty. what biden has been able to do is amazing because he has been able to pull us out of the ditch that trump put us into by allowing us to go into a pandemic that caused all the problems here worldwide, including all the americans in a disrupted global supply that adversely affects inflation and all these other things. host: charles, south carolina, independent, good morning. caller: good morning. i had a chance last night to listen to a review, well, education, the superintendent here in south carolina. he's got a wishy-washy degree and everything.


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