Remarks by President Biden to Leaders of the State Democratic Party


(via conference call)

3:46 p.m. EST

THE PRESIDENT: All right. Well, thank you Jaime for this introduction and for your leadership at the DNC.

Thank you all for leading our state parties. I’ve been all over the country too. And I’ll tell you what, your heart and soul has been put into this effort and you can feel it. You can really feel it.

I – I’m just – I’m just optimistic. I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but – we still have a lot of work to do to achieve this vote. But no matter what happens tomorrow, I want to thank you and let you know how grateful I am to you.

You helped me and Kamala get elected in 2020 and you will get a dem- we will surprise people to death for all the work you have done.

You’ve helped generate support for our agenda and some of the most consequential things we’ve ever accomplished with the smallest of margins over the last 20 months. I used to joke with Kamala, every time she voted, we won. We have 50-50 in the Senate. So – and we won a lot.

We represent – you represent everything about our party and the reason I went into politics in the first place: to get us through the pandemic; take the powerful – take care of the powerful special interests; and give the working population and the middle class a chance.

We ended up taking on Big Pharma and beating them. I fought for this for a long time. Using American jobs and ingenuity to protect the climate and protect fundamental rights and freedoms.

No one, not even — even our mainstream Republicans aren’t talking about “Is there a climate crisis anymore?” You’ve seen what’s been happening across the country just in the last 6, 8, 10 months.

And see, you’re also working like hell to protect the climate, but more than that, American jobs and American ingenuity protect the fundamental rights and freedoms that we have as Americans that are very seriously at risk if these MAGA Republicans take over .

They bring people into the political process and ensure that democracy works.

That’s what makes a Democrat – not power for power’s sake, but power to do good for the country. That sounds selfish to us, but it’s true. The power to do good for the country.

Like I said, the super rich don’t need us, they need – but the – but working people need us, serious people who work – are out there doing God’s work and they need us.

And what you’ve done with this midterm cycle, I think is literally incredible — registering voters, getting early voting, getting them fully engaged, and it’s important. It is important.

We have one of the mo- – you know, another night, another night – probably another 30 hours nationwide – between now and where we are, you know, until the last vote is cast together. But you know, one more night to do whatever it takes to win and move on.

You see, if we’re able to keep going, we’re going to be in incredible shape. Imagine what we can do in the second term when we gain control – and we stay in control.

Well, I know that sounds like a very high expectation. But I – I think – anyway – (laughs) – I’m optimistic. And I want to remind you – I want to remind you, remind your teams, when there is so much at stake for our nation, don’t leave anything that — everything is out there. Go full speed ahead until the last poll ends. Make that extra call. No joke. Knock on the extra door.

Above all, keep the faith. Remind people that the power is in their hands. This is not a referendum; This is a choice. And the more people we let vote, the more we win. We win.

So let’s win. Let’s get everyone we can to vote. Get them to the polls.

I want to thank you. And God bless you all for everything you’ve done because it really matters. And may God protect our troops. Many Thanks. Many Thanks. Many Thanks.

4:00 p.m. EST


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