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Following President Biden’s divisive political speech on Thursday night , Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06) released the following statement:

If history properly reflects President Biden’s political address to the nation, it will be viewed as one of the most disturbingly divisive speeches from the mouth of an American President. There is no doubt that our nation is deeply and dangerously divided, perhaps more so than any time since the Civil War. In designating people who truly want a more secure and prosperous future for themselves and their children as threats to our democracy, President Biden literally divided our nation even further. His speech will only serve to incite suspicion and fear between neighbors, coworkers and even among members of the same family simply because they voted for a candidate the far-Left Democrats loathe and fear.

I would like President Biden to answer this question—what is wrong with wanting to make America Great Again? Moreover, why isn’t making America great again and restoring to all Americans the hopes and dreams of a nation that is secure, prosperous, and respected your top objective? Why do you and the Democrats in Congress continue to make life harder for American families by increasing their cost of living? Why do you continue to put our national security at risk by not securing our border? Why do you continue to allow China and Mexican cartels to kill our people with fentanyl?

To categorize people who want to make America great again as threats to democracy is both wrong and dangerous.

Words have meaning and the power to inspire people to achieve great things or incite them to do destructive things. Once spoken or written, words cannot be taken back, they are like arrows in flight, they cannot be returned. The words loosed from the mouth of President Biden in a speech about America’s soul struck with poison tips. We can only hope that his words missed the intended mark. Instead of inciting Americans to turn on one another, hopefully his words inspired the American people to turn out in record numbers in November to reject the destructive agenda of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party.

At such a time as this, America needs leaders willing to put forward a plan that will change the downward course of our nation and turn us toward a secure and prosperous future for all citizens. This is the future my Republican colleagues and I want for America. The overwhelming majority of Americans understand that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Apparently, President Biden and the Democrats in control of Congress do not.


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