Biden says ‘freedom and democracy under assault’

Image: Video Screenshot

US President Joe Biden warned during his State of the Union speech Thursday that democratic values were under attack in the United States and abroad.

“Not since President Lincoln and the Civil War, have freedom and democracy been under assault at home as they are today,” he told Congress at the Capitol. “What makes our moment rare is that freedom and democracy are under attack both at home and overseas.”

About the author


Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

Daily Newsletter