Nov 10, 2022 - Politics & Policy

First look: Biden and Harris to speak at DNC event tomorrow

Biden and Kamala Harris

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President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks Thursday afternoon at a DNC event in Washington, D.C., where they're expected to thank staffers and volunteers as the full results of the midterms continue to unfold.

Why it matters: Democrats defied the odds and fended off a red wave on Tuesday while facing significant political headwinds. Biden will look to seize on the unexpected results — with control of the Senate still hanging in the balance — to sharpen his contrast with congressional Republicans and gear up for a potential 2024 re-election campaign.

Driving the news: Biden, Harris, first lady Jill Biden, and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff will hold an event at the Howard Theater at 3pm ET with volunteers, campaign staffers and election officials, a Democratic official told Axios.

What he's saying: Biden said Wednesday that Democrats had a "strong night" on Election Day and that he's prepared to work with Republicans in Congress.

  • If Republicans take control of the House or Senate, Biden promised to veto any federal abortion ban and drew red lines against cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
  • Asked about a GOP majority's expected investigations of his administration and family, Biden said he "thinks the American people will look at all that for what it is, complete comedy."
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