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Joe Biden Will Decry Politics Of “Resentment, Revenge And Retribution” In State Of The Union Speech & Call For Restoring Roe V. Wade

The White House has released some early excerpt of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address tonight, in which he says that he will restore “Roe v. Wade as the law of the land again.”

“In its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court majority wrote ‘Women are not without electoral or political power,'” Biden plans to say, according to prepared remarks. “No kidding. Clearly those bragging about overturning Roe v. Wade have no clue about the power of women in America. But they found out when reproductive freedom was on the ballot and won in 2022, 2023, and they will find out again in 2024. If Americans send me a Congress that supports the right to choose I promise you: I will restore Roe v. Wade as the law of the land again.”

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The president also plans to remind viewers oand listeners where the country was when he entered the White House.

“I came to office determined to get us through one of the toughest periods in our nation’s history,” according to the remarks. “And we have. It doesn’t make the news, but in thousands of cities and towns the American people are writing the greatest comeback story never told. So let’s tell that story here and now. America’s comeback is building a future of American possibilities, building an economy from the middle out and the bottom up – not the top down, investing in all of America – in all Americans – to make sure everyone has a fair shot and we leave no one behind.”

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Biden is not expected to mention Donald Trump’s name, but he will refer to his caustic brand of politics, as the president’s reelection campaign frames the race as one to save democracy.

“My lifetime has taught me to embrace freedom and democracy,” Biden plans to say. “A future based on the core values that have defined America: honesty, decency, dignity, equality. To respect everyone. To give everyone a fair shot. To give hate no safe harbor. Now some other people my age see a different story: an American story of resentment, revenge, and retribution. That’s not me.”

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