Former US President, Barrack Obama has urged Democrats in the United States to stand by what they stand for no matter what.
In a statement, he advised that there was no room for moping or sulking as Democrats should not allow Republicans to fill the congress.
“On Tuesday, let’s make sure our country doesn’t get set back 50 years. The only way to save democracy is if we, together, fight for it.”
Obama was accompanying Senate nominee John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor who represents his party’s best chance to flip a Republican-held seat.
Democrats are deeply concerned about their narrow majorities in the House and Senate as voters sour on Biden’s leadership amid surging inflation, crime concerns, and widespread pessimism about the direction of the country.
Obama stated that everyone is worried after suffering through “some tough times” in recent years, citing the pandemic, rising crime, and surging inflation.
“The Republicans like to talk about it, but what’s their answer, what’s their economic policy?”
“They want to gut Social Security. They want to gut Medicare. They want to give rich folks and big corporations more tax cuts.”
Obama’s appearance in Pittsburgh marked his first time campaigning in Pennsylvania this year, though he has been the party’s top surrogate in the final sprint to Election Day.
Democrats are worried as Fetterman is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in May. Speaking on the issue, Obama said:
“John’s stroke did not change who he is. It didn’t change what he cares about.”
Biden opened his day in Democratic-leaning Illinois campaigning with Rep. Lauren Underwood, a two-term suburban Chicago lawmaker who is in a close race.