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In fiery midterm speech, Biden says GOP's turned toward 'semi-fascism'

By Matt Viser

26 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post reports on political campaigning for the midterm elections in the U.S., with Biden using some of his strongest language yet against Trump and his Republican Party supporters.

President Joe Biden on Thursday night launched a push toward the midterm elections with a fiery speech in Rockville, Md., in which he cast the Republican Party as one that was dangerously consumed with anti-democratic forces that had turned toward "semi-fascism."

It was some of the strongest terms used by Biden, a politician long known - and at times criticized for - his willingness to work with members of the opposite party.

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