STORY: U.S. President Joe Biden doubled down on his criticism of what he calls "MAGA Republicans" on Monday... accusing them of putting democracy at stake.
“This new group (MAGA Republicans), headed by the former (U.S.) President (Donald Trump), the former defeated President, we found ourselves in the situation where we were either going to look forward or look backwards and it’s clear which way he wants to look. It’s clear which way the new MAGA Republicans are. They are extreme and democracy is really at stake..."
Biden was trying to drum up voter turnout among union workers at Labor Day events in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The two states are critical in November's midterm races when his party's control of Congress will be hanging in the balance.
Republicans have recently accused Biden of turning his back on large segments of the American public who voted Republican-
-after a speech last week, when Biden blasted Republicans devoted to former President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again agenda.
However earlier on Monday in Milwaukee, Biden had stressed that he was not smearing all of the GOP.
"I want to be very clear up front. Not every Republican is a MAGA Republican. Not every Republican embraces that extreme ideology. I know because I've been able to work with mainstream Republicans in my whole career. But the extreme MAGA Republicans in Congress have chosen to go backwards, full of anger, violence, hate and division.
Union members in the U.S. have traditionally supported Democratic candidates.
However, Trump eroded that support as struggling working-class Americans defected to the Republican party.
And recently, Republicans have been hammering the high inflation rate plaguing the U.S. economy, claiming that Biden and his policies are responsible.