Latest Biden speech marred by gaffes, reference to ‘President Harris’

President Joe Biden has a long reputation for uttering sometimes embarrassing gaffes in public remarks.

This week, he added to that pattern by erroneously referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as the president.

Biden addresses public in Atlanta

In the same speech declaring the need for a partisan election reform bill, Biden also appeared to embellish a personal story in an attempt to paint himself as a civil rights hero.

The president’s overall remarks came in response to GOP officials seeking to impose certain reforms of their own, including stronger voter identification requirements. Some Democrats have gone so far as to portray some Republican proposals as a form of racist voter suppression.

For his part, Biden chose the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. to deliver his remarks ahead of the civil rights leader’s national holiday.

Of course, things got off to a rocky start in Atlanta, Georgia, when Biden referred to “President Harris” during a tangent regarding the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

Harris has compared that breach of the Capitol building to Pearl Harbor and Biden has invoked the Civil War in some of his public remarks on the matter.

“Foreign and, yes, domestic”

In Atlanta, Biden showed no signs of toning down his rhetoric, asserting: “I will defend the right to vote, our democracy against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic.”

Invoking both a Civil Rights leader and a notorious segregationist, the president went on to ask those in the audience if they “want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor.”

In a similar comparison of today’s situation to the Civil War, Biden asked: “Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”

The president attempted to link the Capitol riot to GOP-backed proposals he dismissed as “anti-voting” laws.

As a result, Biden accused Republicans of endangering the nation’s democracy, signaling his possible support of efforts to drop the Senate filibuster in order to push the partisan agenda through the chamber.

“I’ve been having these quiet conversations with the members of Congress for the last two months,” Biden declared. “I’m tired of being quiet!”

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