‘Fiscally demented:’ In MLK Day remarks, Biden attacks Republicans’ legislative priorities

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday criticized Republicans as”fiscally demented” and said the GOP’s top priority legislation would worsen inflation while increasing taxes on the working class and helping the super wealthy.

“That’s how they’re starting their new term,” Biden said during remarks at an event hosted by the National Action Network, a civil rights organization. “If any of these bills happen to reach my desk, I will veto them.”

Biden began his comments, delivered on the federal holiday honoring the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., listing ways he said his administration has helped Black Americans, a group crucial to his 2020 election to the White House. But Biden said those accomplishments now have to be defended because Republicans won control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.