Biden is taunting the GOP hard right now.
President Joe Biden celebrated the election results from Tuesday, highlighting the victories for Democrats and the affirmation of abortion rights in Ohio. He conveyed his thoughts on a social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, expressing his appreciation for the notable wins achieved by Democrats in the Kentucky governor’s race and the Virginia legislature.
According to Newsweek, Biden’s post on the platform, now referred to as X, stated, “Throughout the country tonight, democracy emerged victorious, while MAGA faced defeat.” He was making reference to the “Make America Great Again” slogan associated with former President Donald Trump, who remains a prominent contender in the Republican polls for the 2024 presidential nomination. Biden emphasized the importance of voters over polls and encouraged people to support their cause by making donations for the upcoming year.
This statement may have been influenced by recent polls from The New York Times/Siena College, which indicated that Trump was leading in five critical swing states. In another post from the official @POTUS account on X, Biden noted, “Once again, Americans have voted to safeguard their fundamental freedoms, and democracy has prevailed.”
He specifically mentioned the situation in Ohio, where voters ensured access to reproductive health in their state constitution. This decision marked a rejection of the efforts by MAGA Republicans to implement strict abortion bans that jeopardized women’s health, forced them to travel long distances for care, and threatened to criminalize medical professionals. Biden stated that such an extreme and dangerous agenda did not align with the beliefs of the majority of Americans and vowed to continue protecting access to reproductive healthcare while urging Congress to establish the protections of Roe v. Wade in federal law.
On Tuesday, Ohio voters approved a ballot measure to enshrine reproductive rights, including abortion access, in the state constitution. They also voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, with both measures receiving at least 50 percent support. Notably, Ohio had previously supported Trump in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
In Kentucky, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear secured his re-election, defeating Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Kentucky, traditionally considered a deeply conservative state, had supported Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
In Virginia, Democrats gained full control of the General Assembly, retaining their majority in the state Senate since 2020 and flipping the House of Delegates. The Democratic campaign in Virginia focused on protecting abortion access, posing potential challenges for Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin, who was viewed as a rising star in the GOP by some Republicans.
Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke also mentioned MAGA in her statement on Tuesday, affirming that there would be no abortion ban legislation passed during Glenn Youngkin’s term in office, as they had effectively thwarted the attempts by MAGA Republicans to control the government and individuals’ reproductive choices.
While there were some Republican victories, such as Governor Tate Reeves’ re-election in Mississippi, where he defeated Democrat Brandon Presley, Biden’s celebration primarily centered on the successes of Democrats and their commitment to safeguarding reproductive rights and democracy.