Top Republican Kevin McCarthy will say Biden “launched an assault on democracy” in his speech Thursday.

Top Republican Kevin McCarthy will say Biden “launched an assault on democracy” and “did everything he can to crush America’s soul” and “slander” millions.

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduces President Joe Biden’s Philadelphia address with his own speech in Scranton
  • DailyMail.com obtained excerpts of his speech in which the GOP leader is expected to urge the president to apologize for his “semi-fascist” remark
  • It comes amid a tidal wave of GOP criticism over Biden likening MAGA Republicans’ beliefs to “semi-fascism” as he entered the campaign trail at midterm
  • McCarthy’s speech will focus primarily on crime rates and inflation
  • Biden will speak about “what’s at stake right now” and civic engagement, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will demand that President Joe Biden apologize for comparing MAGA Republican beliefs to “semi-fascism” in his speech Thursday night, DailyMail.com has learned.

He will accuse the President of “launching an attack on democracy”.

The Republican lawmaker is countering Biden’s primetime “Soul of the Nation” speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his own address in nearby Scranton – the president’s hometown.

McCarthy and Biden are leading efforts to strengthen their bases with just over two months before the critical November midterm elections.

“What Joe Biden fails to understand is that the soul of America is the tens of millions of hardworking people, loving families, and law-abiding citizens he has slandered because they simply want a stronger, safer, more prosperous country.” McCarthy will, according to an excerpt say from DailyMail.com.

He continues to pound on Biden’s issue, accusing the Democratic government of “doing everything in its power to destroy America’s soul.”

The president’s stop in Philadelphia is part of a lively return to campaigning for the 79-year-old commander in chief.

He drew the wrath of Republicans last week when he told a group of donors ahead of his Democratic National Committee speech in Bethesda, Maryland, “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy… It’s not just trump. It’s the whole philosophy that’s – I’ll say something: It’s like semi-fascism – that underlies it.’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to speak outside of Philadelphia's Independence Hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before President Biden's speech

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to speak outside of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before President Biden’s speech

McCarthy will join the list of GOP figures trailing the comments, according to a separate excerpt from the California Republican’s campaign.

“When the President speaks at Independence Hall tonight, the first lines out of his mouth should be apologizing for slandering tens of millions of Americans as ‘fascists,'” he will say.

The GOP leader is expected to tell Americans that the “President’s policies have gravely wounded America’s soul, weakened America’s spirit, and betrayed America’s confidence.”

McCarthy’s speech is widely expected to focus on rising crime and skyrocketing inflation, two central issues in Republicans’ medium-term strategy.

According to a press release Wednesday, he plans to speak about “what he has heard from the American people this summer about rising crime, record inflation and other hardships caused by harmful Democrat policies.”

Joining the California Republican is Pennsylvania GOP congressional candidate Jim Bognet.

Bognet is running to unseat Democrat Matt Cartwright in the state’s 8th congressional district. The area leans four points toward Republicans, according to the bipartisan Cook Political Report.

Projections of a near-certain “red tsunami” in Congress in November’s midterm elections have been turned on their head by the Supreme Court and a wave of red-state lawmakers restricting or banning abortion.

Biden made a fiery return to campaigning in recent days with stops in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Biden made a fiery return to campaigning in recent days with stops in Maryland and Pennsylvania

The GOP is still expected to win a majority in the House of Representatives — although it could be a narrow margin of a dozen seats or fewer.

Biden and McCarthy’s speeches Thursday in Pennsylvania come just over two months before voters head to the polls to decide which party will control Congress for the second half of Biden’s term.

The President’s speech will be “upbeat” and will talk about “what is at stake right now,” the White House said earlier Thursday.

“It’s getting optimistic. he will talk about how he believes we can get through this current moment, this critical moment that we are in right now. He believes this is a moment when the stakes are high,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at her regular news conference.

“He’s also going to be very direct about what he sees as a threat at this moment in this time.”

Jean-Pierre called the pro-Donald Trump MAGA agenda “one of the most extreme” beliefs – although she made every effort to direct her comments to officials rather than voters.

“It’s an extreme part of the Republican Party,” she said. “They threaten political violence and attack our democracy.”

The Biden official denied the president’s address would be “political.”

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Emma Colton

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