Biden speech today LIVE – Joe at National Constitution Center after report Democrats 'want to monitor SMS text messages'

PRESIDENT Joe Biden will deliver a highly-anticipated speech about voting rights on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

The remarks come in light of former president Donald Trump's 2020 campaign that claimed the November presidential election was stolen.

Biden will use his remarks in Philadelphia "to make the case to the American people about how this is a fundamental right," Jen Psaki said.

The speech comes after a report some White House allies and the DNC want wireless carriers to monitor phone and social media messages for alleged misinformation about the Covid vaccine push.

According to Politico, the White House is: planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS [Short Message Service] carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines”.

“We are steadfastly committed to keeping politics out of the effort to get every American vaccinated so that we can save lives and help our economy further recover,” White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz told the outlet in response to the report.

“When we see deliberate efforts to spread misinformation, we view that as an impediment to the country’s public health and will not shy away from calling that out.”

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  • Frances Mulraney


    Dr Anthony Fauci has hit back at claims that Biden is forcing vaccines on Americans ahead of Tuesday's speech.

    It comes after GOP groups issued messages to supporters telling them "goons" were going door to door to make people accept a vaccine.

    “That's absolutely not the case, it's trusted messengers who are part of the community doing that — not government officials," Fauci told Politico.

    "So that's where I think the disconnect is.”

  • Frances Mulraney


    Democratic groups allied with Biden are planning to work with SMS carriers to prevent misinformation on vaccines to be sent via text.

    It comes after groups such as pro-Trump Turning Point USA issued a text message to followers with a petition which claimed Biden is forcing Americans to take vaccines.

    “Biden is sending goons DOOR-TO-DOOR to make you take a Covid-19 vaccine. Sign the petition to: No medical raids in America," the message read, according to Politico.

  • Frances Mulraney


    Popstar Olivia Rodrigo will meet Biden on Wednesday, the White House announced in a statement today.

    The young singer will meet with the president and Dr Anthony Fauci to record a series of videos to promote vaccines.

    She will post the videos to her own social media accounts.

  • Frances Mulraney


    Ahead of his speech on voting rights, Biden posted a young picture of himself to encourage young people to get vaccinated.

    Instagram users joked that the 78-year-old president is using a "thirst trap" to push vaccines.

    "I know this young person would’ve gotten vaccinated, but we’ve got to get other young people protected as well. Who’s willing to help?" he wrote.

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  • Frances Mulraney


    Biden will speak today following months of former President Donald Trump contesting that the 2020 presidential election was "rigged."

    Trump's unfounded claims that the election was "stolen by Democrats" has led his allies to introduce harsher voting restrictions in their states.

  • Frances Mulraney


    President Joe Biden will deliver remarks today from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

    He will speak on protecting the right to vote amid tension between Republicans and Democrats on attempts to bring in new voting laws in GOP-led states.

    Biden is expected to speak at 2.50pm EDT.

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