Joe Biden will deliver a primetime speech tonight at a DNC fundraiser in Washington, DC on what the DNC is calling “preserving and protecting our democracy”, according to an announcement by White House officials.
The speech is scheduled for 7:00 PM EDT at the Columbus Club in Union Station, where he is expected to address “the threat of election deniers”.
According to White House Adviser Anita Dunn, the location of the speech was deliberately chosen and is meant to remind voters of January 6th, which she claims was a violent attempt to subvert democracy.
The big picture: White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Anita Dunn said that the setting of Capitol Hill is important.
“Because on January 6th we saw violence geared towards subverting democratic processes there.” “It is an appropriate place to make these remarks tonight,” she said.
“The threat of political violence … it’s something that unites almost all Americans and something we can all be united against,” Dunn said.
The speech is a last-minute addition to Biden’s schedule.
The White House updated Biden’s schedule Wednesday morning:
Senior White House advisors previewed the speech at an Axios forum Wednesday morning.
Andrew Quinn, Chief Speechwriter & Strategic Communications Director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, “It appears that either D.C. or local authorities finally cleared out the homeless tent city in front of Union Station… in time for President Biden to give a speech there tonight”
Free Beacon executive editor Brent Scher photographed the suddenly cleared Union Station:
Mark Bednar, Strategic Communications and Digital Advisor to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said, “Live look at DC’s Union Station, where Biden will make his closing arguments tonight on Democrats’ accomplishments.”