tv Campaign 2020 Joe Biden Delivers Remarks in Warm Springs GA CSPAN October 27, 2020 9:58pm-10:24pm EDT
coverage includes a senate debate in georgia between david perdue and jon ossoff. robert o'brien, the national security agency speaks with hudson institute about current facing the u.s.. that is followed by a discussion with current law officers about the implications of expanded mail-in voting. looking at the development of a coronavirus vaccine and planning for the distribution. >> joe biden took his presidential campaign to georgia on tuesday where he spoke on the subject of national unity. mr. biden was in warm springs, the home of franklin's -- franklin eleanor roosevelt's little white house. this is just under 20 minutes.
♪ joe biden: hello, hello, hello. what a magnificent setting. hard when you driving here theto think of circumstances that president roosevelt faced and how he overcame so much for so many. good afternoon. spoke atks ago, i gettysburg about the need to unite our nation. today, i am here because i want
to talk about how we are going to heal our nation. over these past few months, there has been so much pain, so much suffering and so much loss in america. over 200 what thousand people have lost their lives to a virus have lost people their lives to a virus in the cruelest way possible. alone in a hospital room. alone in a nursing home. , no loved no friends ones besides them -- beside them in those final moments. it haunts so many of the surviving families. families who were never given a chance to say goodbye. what loss of you know feels like when you lose someone you love. you feel that deep black hole
opening up in your chest and you feel like you're being swallowed into it. the tragic truth of our time is that covid has left a deep and lasting wound in this country. millions of americans have lost emptyjobs and we see the storefronts and the shuttered businesses. the visible signs of lost hope and broken dreams. is all ofn't see those parents staring at the ceiling late at night and wondering how i am going to pay the mortgage. how am i going to pay for our rent? what will they do if one of the kids gets sick? now that i have lost my health insurance. like many of you, i wash my father struggle to get work. he made the longest walk any parent can make up a short flight of stairs to his
children's bedroom. to tell a child that they can play on the little league team anymore, you can't go back to the same school, you can't stay here. you can't stay in scranton anymore. we have to move. there are good jobs in delaware. backi get one, i will come for you, your sister, your brother, your mom. away, joey.57 miles said when heays finally got settled in delaware, is about asay a job lot more than a paycheck. my sister herded as well. is about your dignity, a job. it is about respect, your place in the community. this autumnn
afternoon, millions of americans all across this country feel they have lost all that. a season of protest has broken out across the nation. some of it is just senseless burning and looting and violence . that can't be tolerated and it won't but much of that is a cry for justice. from a community that has long had a need for justice. the names of george floyd, breonna taylor, jacob blake. they will not soon be forgotten, not by me, not by us. these are historic and painful crises. the insidious virus, the economic anguish, the systematic discrimination. one of them could have rocked the nation, anyone of them.
if we are honest with ourselves, the pain striking at the heart of our country goes back months, not months but years. have too long been mean, bitter and divisive. you can hear it in the distance. dignity in oneng another. we stop showing each other respect. too many among us spend more time shouting than listening. we spend more time demonizing and denigrating others than lifting them up. the divisions in our nation are getting wider. anger and suspicion is growing. our wounds are getting deeper.
have we passed the point of no return? has the heart of this nation turned to stone? i don't think so. i refused to believe it. i know this country. i know our people. i know we can unite and heal this nation. warm springs is a good place to talk about hope and healing. came to usesevelt the therapeutic waters to rebuild himself. stricken by polio, the 1921, he suffered from paralysis. like many other americans of those pre-vaccine decades, fdr would long live an independent life like it was not defined by his illness. to him, to so many others facing physical challenges, warm
springs offered therapy for the .ody and the soul it offered something else as well. fdr came looking for a cure. it was the lessons he learned that he used to lift nation. humility, empathy. courage. optimism. this place represented a way forward. restoration and resilience and healing. to think about how to heal the nation and the world, that is exactly what he did. he lifted us out of great depression. defeating tierney. saving democracy. it was here unable 12, 1945 that
it was here on april 12, 1945 that president roosevelt died. the free world mourned. .merican leaders wept graham jackson, a black been cried as he played his accordion in tribute to fdr not far from here. , a mane story is told collapsed in grief. asked him if he knew the president. knewesponse was "no but he me." me."new thewords better describe
kind of president the nation needs right now. a president who is not in it for himself but for others. a president who does not divide us but unite us. a president who does not appeal to the worst in us but the best. a president who cares less about his tv ratings and more about the american people. a president who looks not to settle scores but to find solutions. byresident guided not wishful thinking but by science, reason and fact. that is the kind of president i hope to be. i am running as a proud democrat. i will govern as an american president. i will work with democrats and republicans. i will work as hard for those who do not support me as for those who do. that is the job of the president. a duty of care for everyone. this place, warm springs, is a
reminder that though broken, each of us can be healed. that as a people and a country, we can overcome this devastating virus. that we can heal a suffering world. and yes, we can restore our soul and save our country. these last hours, president roosevelt was at work on a speech that was to be delivered the next day. he was to say quote, today, we must cultivate the science of human relationships, the ability of all people of all kinds to live together and work together in the same world at peace. to live together and work together. that is how i see america. that is how i see the presidency. that is how i see the future. i tell you this from my heart.
i believe in american hope, not fear. unity, not division. love, not hate. the presidency though is only one part of the american course. history is not only a story of the great and famous. our history is a story of we the people. of all of us together. i have long said the story of america is a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. change in our country comes when the voices of the powerless reach the years of the powerful. -- ears of th epo -- ears of the powerful. when those whose names we will never know risk their lives in the words of dr. king, then the ark of the moral universe toward -- bend the arc of the moral universe for justice. bending that arc is the work toward time.
it will take all of us. red states, blue states, republicans, democrats, conservatives and liberals. i believe in the bottom of my heart we can do it. people ask me, why are you so confident, joe? because we are the united states of america. there is nothing, nothing the american people cannot do. the news of franklin delano roosevelt's death went out on the wires. an editor in chicago trying to his colleague and said, clear the decks for action. i say to you today, if you give me the honor of serving as your president, clear the decks for action for we will act. we will act on the first day of my presidency to get covid under control. we will act to pass an economic plan that will finally reward
work, not wealth in this country. we will act to pass my health care plan to provide an accessible health care for every american and drug prices that are genetically lower. -- dramatically lower. we will act to pass the biting climate plan to meet the -- biden climate plan to meet the challenges of a climate crisis while creating millions of good pay, high-paying labor jobs. we will act to address -- we will act to give working people a shot again. we will act to restore our faith in democracy and our faith in one another. today, we are facing a public health crisis of historic proportions. with winter at hand, it is getting worse. just last friday, 83,000 new cases in one day. saturday, another 83,000 cases.
nearly 1000 people a day are dying. another 200,000 deaths are expected over the next several months. and the president keeps telling us not to worry. he keeps telling us we are turning the corner. it is as removed from reality and as removed from reality and is offensive when he told us the virus affects virtually nobody, just the elderly with heart conditions. virtually nobody. just the elderly with heart conditions. as if they do not matter. what he said in response to the number of deaths reaching 1000, he said it is what it is. it is what it is because he is who he is.
in the spring, the president declared in his voice as commander in chief that he was going to wage war on the virus. instead, he shrugged, he swaggered and he surrendered. his chief of staff last week made a stunning admission. an admission that i believe but never thought he would say saying quote, we are not going to control the pandemic, end of quote. we are not going to control the pandemic. it is a capitulation. it is the waiving of a white flag. it is a window into the shocking truth about this white house, that they have never really tried. think about all the frontline health professionals who have
risked and some given their lives for the last nine months of this pandemic. think about all the first responders. think about all the grocery store clerks, the drivers, the delivery drivers of trucks. teachers, parents and the kids home from school. think about all those who have lost their jobs. think about all those who have been infected by the virus. think about all those who have died. they were giving their all while the president was giving up. i am here to tell you we can and we will control this virus. as president, i will never waive the white flag of surrender. just imagine where we would be today if the president had embraced wearing masks instead of mocking it. imagine where we would be today if the president had practiced social distancing instead of holding super-spreader fears
-- instead of holding superspreader events. imagine where we would be if there was a comprehensive system of testing and tracing. i first put forward a detailed plan on how to deal with his virus back in march. this administration ignored it. i released several more detailed plans in the months that followed. the most recent just last wake. -- week. this administration has yet to offer a single plan. it is one of the reasons why one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, the new england journal of medicine called the president, dangerously incompetent and went on to say the president turned a crisis into a tragedy. i am ready to act. i know what to do. starting on day one of my presidency, we will do it. i have talked about the battle for the soul of america since the very beginning of this campaign. i want to be very clear in these
closing days about what i mean and about what i intend to do in that battle to ensure that our better angels prevail over our worst instincts. i believe this election is about who we are the nation, what we believe and maybe most importantly, who we want to be. it is about our essence. it is about what makes us americans. it is that fundamental. time and again throughout our history, we have seen charlatans, the conmen, the phony populists who sought to play on our fears, appeal to our worst appetites and pick at the oldest scabs we have for their own political gain. they appear when the nation has been hit the hardest and we are at our most vulnerable. never to solve anything but only to benefit themselves. pope francis warns us against
this phony populism that appeals to quote, the most selfish instincts. he goes on to say politics is something more noble than posturing, marketing and media spin. these sew nothing but division, conflict and cynicism. he says for those who seek to lead, we would do well to ask ourselves, why am i doing this? why? what is my real aim? pope francis asked the question that anyone who seeks to lead this nation should be able to answer. my answer is this. i run to unite this nation and to heal this nation. i have said that from the beginning as badly necessary. the bible tells us there is a time to break down and a time to build up.
a time to heal. this is that time. god in history have called us to this moment and to this mission with our voices and our votes. we must free ourselves from the forces of darkness, from the forces of division, and the forces of yesterday. the forces that pull us apart, hold us down and hold us back. if we do so, we will once more become one nation under god indivisible. a nation united. a nation strengthened. a nation healed. that is my goal. that is why i am running. that is what we must do. thank you all for being here and may god bless america and may god protect our troops. stay safe and wear your mask. [applause] ♪
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