tv President Biden Campaigns for Terry Mc Auliffe in Virginia CSPAN July 23, 2021 7:39pm-8:31pm EDT
and so as the crisis was waning and our economy was rebounding, democrats bound on the crisis democrats doubled down -- democrats doubled down on the crisis spending and passed a massive covid relief bill filled with unnecessary handouts. hundreds of billions of dollars for state governments. the majority of whom were doing just fine without it. in fact, they had many running surpluses. schools had barely made a dead -- dent in the billions of dollars they had already been given. republicans and at least one liberal economist said the massive spending plan could over stimulate the economy. the democrats did not listen. and so it is no surprise that the flood of unnecessary dollars is currently helping to boost inflation. here's the kicker, after flooding the economy with unnecessary money, democrats are planning to double down. that's right, despite passing a largely unnecessary $1.9
. [living on a prayer by bon jovi] >> good evening. it is so great to be here come up with beautiful night to be here. thank you friends for being here. i am truly honored to speak with you before you hear from my husband 30. it is such an honor to have is inviting here with us that his leadership over the past seven helped us make our way out of the code into a brighter future getting shots in arms and supporting small businesses. just last week, helping the families of on .5 million with president biden's child tax credit.
that is real leadership committed to working families and i am so honored since launching his campaign last december, it should be about one thing and that is. -- that is you. when terrie does sleep, that terrie spends every single day working to make virginia a better commonwealth for all of us. i have never known anyone at harder were give more to the people he serves. i know you saw the wind hairy was governor he worked his heart out day in and day out for democrats and reasonable republicans. terrie created thousands of good paying jobs he fought to make health care more affordable and access and created innovative programs that provide innovative
dental. he invests in education and expanded pre-k to thousands of children and together we thought to make sure children that -- don't go hungry. we saw all of the challenges virginia faced from covid-19. many leaders have spoken came to terrie and told him his energy, passion, and dedication to service were needed. hearing that called -- that call, he knew he needed to fight for virginia. he has followed education with 16 other comprehensive lands to move virginia forward, to make
virginia more affordable, raise the minimum wage, and guarantee access to family and medical leave. that is just to terry -- who terry is, a public servant who will not rest until he has made best different possibly can. you know how much terry can achieve if he is your next governor but he needs your help. thank you for the hard work you have put in and everything you are going to continue to do. like terrie always says, you can sleep when you are dead. so i ask you to leave it all on the field november 2 and help us turn out the vote. together i know we will make history in virginia and keep our
commonwealth and with that i want to give you my best friend, the best dad and husband and the next governor of the commonwealth of virginia, terry mcauliffe. [return of the mack] terry: what a great day. let me thank dorothy for being such a great first lady. 13 million more meals were served and 90 -- served to needy children when she was
first lady. i would like to thank congressman don buyer, our speaker, our majority leader for the great work they have done. i also want to thank great campaign that has done a great job for the commonwealth of virginia. and i want to say on behalf of all of us, i want to get a great offer of thanks to our great governor and first lady pam northam. thank you for everything you have done for the commonwealth of virginia. and a huge thank you to our democratic ticket. we have the first woman lieutenant governor in virginias history right here.
[applause] and we have got with her our great attorney general is going to defend virginia going. i thank you for the. the press are really going to with amazing team we have in place but to all of you here today, let me say thank you. i cannot think of a better place to be thin on the beautiful man with our beautiful president joe biden. [applause] let me just say this. it is amazing how far can you has come over the last eight years. i remind everybody in this audience that when we took office we were facing the most anti-women anti-gay anti-environment, pro-gun legislation and the united states of america.
we inherited a state in crisis. but it is going to take time. time to move forward and to lift all jillions of. -- all virginians up. it is what i did as the 72nd governor of the commonwealth of and it is what i am going to do as the 74th governor of virginia. i woke up every single day trying to make life better for all rigid. we created new jobs and new people going to work. personal income went up by 14% when i was governor and i was very proud that unemployment crashed from 5.8 down to 3.3
percent in every city and county in the commonwealth of genia. in -- of virginia -- of virginia. i was willing to work with reasonable republicans to bring jobs to every single corner of the commonwealth. we linden -- leaned in on clean energy, expanded education to thousands of our children here in virginia. and speaking of education, i would like to give a shout out to the best professor we have at northern genia college.
our own dr. jill biden. and she is doing a great job representing our country in the olympics, but working together we came so far but we have a long way to go. covid has been so tough for so many families. we must take this opportunity to bring a stronger virginia where every single genia can thrive. -- virginian can thrive. that is why i have released pages of detailed policy plans so everyone knows i will do as coven -- do as governor. we will create thousands of new high-paying jobs here in virginia. i promise you we will make sure
virginians have high pay and benefits and we will get paid sick days here in the commonwealth of virginia and we will get family radical lead here in the commonwealth of genia. -- of virginia. and i will raise the minimum wage to $13 in the next three years. we will reduce health care costs, and that starts by taking down drug who have raised drug prices. i will renegotiate and i will get upgrading sunlight laws expose greater price increases i promise you i will not allow tolerant pharmaceutical is coming into virginia and ripping off our citizens. i will hold them accountable.
my plan will lift up every child russ virginia by focusing on preparing our students for jobs of the 21st century and i promise i will raise the teachers pay above the national average for the first time in virginias history. and i promise you as governor, i will look at rod band access to every single virginia home. folks, that is why i am running for governor. i am running for you. my opponents, he is not running for you. he is running for donald trump folks, don't take my word for it the man has said so himself.
he has said, and this is a direct vote, donald represents so much of why i am running. he said he is honored to have donald trump's endorsement. in fact, he has endorsed him three times so you have got to ask yourself why is it that glenn young kim and donald trump are so close -- that he and donald trump are so close? because they share an agenda, an agenda that is completely out of touch virginians. -- touch with virginians. he launched his campaign on an election campaign based on donald trump's conspiracy. about the election and for five months that is the only plan he had on his website.
he called it the most important issue. i just want to clear it all up for you, joe biden won that election fair and square. right? [applause] [chanting terry] president biden: thank you -- terry: thank you. and weeks ago, we saw a shocking video in which glenn admits behind closed doors what he wants to do as governor. he was caught on tape saying that when he is elected governor , he will go on the offense and defund planned parenthood and defund abortions in virginia.
we have seen this playbook for. these style of republicans tried to shut down every single one of our facilities for women, and then they tried defund planned parenthood. bill after bill came to my desk. i vetoed those bills, i stop them before, i will stop them again, and i will do everything i can to be a brick wall that protects women's rights in virginia. but the worst part of the video, he is caught on tape admitting that he is lying to the voters. he is saying to this tape he cannot tell his voters his real agenda because if he does, he will lose his election, and this is what people hate about politicians lying directly there
-- directly to their face. let's take the economy. he lies about the virginia economy every single day. he says we are in a ditch. a ditch? governor northam and i give this private equity guy little fact on economics because just last week, virginia was just named the top state in america for business for the second year in around and the only state to get it twice. so with lies like that is no surprise that he is the first candidate in 36 years to refuse to debate his opponent at the virginia bar association. think about that.
he is scared to debate me. he is a chicken. [applause] glenn, i will debate you anywhere you want, anytime you want. let's go. but instead of debating him tomorrow, which has gone on for 36 years, i am here tonight to tell you about virginia's plan to move forward. we will create jobs and we will give every single child a world-class education. the election is just over 100 days away between now and november 2. i need your help, i needed to work every single day and night. sleep is way overrated i need you in the game because we can take virginia to the next level. we can do it.
let me say this when joe biden was sworn in on january 20, joe biden was hard at work adding our country back on track. thanks to our efforts, we have gotten over 9 million shots in the arms of. -- virginians. the american rescue plan has injected new life into our, keeping small businesses afloat and providing them $3 billion -- $3 million in funding for our virginia schools. right now, the families of 1.5 million children in virginia are now receiving a little extra help and that is all thinks joe biden's child tax credit.
what did my opponent glenn duncan have to say about the american rescue plan? do you know what he called it? unnecessary. i have got to tell you, i can't think of anything more necessary than having a president and governor who are committed to lifting up all region. strengthening our economy that's what we can. president biden is always been a great friend virginia. -- friend to virginia. he was a great ally. he leaned in on critical issues and worked with me when we saved the port of virginia. he helped initiatives for historically black colleges and universities. and when i needed help to unclog all of these virginia road, who
did i call? joe biden, and he helped me secure the largest transportation loan in the history of the united states of america. and he worked with me and made virginia the first state of america to help and veteran homelessness. he has been her time and time again and can you imagine what we will get done for virginia? folks, this state is going to take off like a booster rocket. ladies and gentlemen, our president joe biden. ♪ ♪
and hospitalizations are down 90% since january. 54% of your population is fully vaccinated. 82% of your seniors, both of which are above the national average. this did not happen by itself. it is due to the heroic vaccination programs, one of the greatest, most complex challenges in american history. it happens when we work together. the federal government, state, cities, the private sector, and all americans. it happens when you have governors like ralph, a key partner in coordinating fema and the national guard to move resources around the state to get shots in arms. it happens when you are honest with people. i know folks are watching the number of cases rising again and
are wondering what it means for them. here is the truth: if you are fully vaccinated, your seyfert with a higher degree of direction. if you're not vaccinated, you are not protected. what we have now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. by the way, you know the old expression. our conservative friends have finally had a call. they have seen the lord. whether it is on fox news or it is the most conservative commentators or governors. thank got the governor of alabama had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country and is now, i am genuinely complimenting her. that's ok. that is all right. let him talk.
[indiscernible] >> that is ok. look. it is not a trump rally. let him holler. nobody is paying attention. [applause] >> with all the covid-19 debts and hospitalizations are among young vaccinated people. i know it has gotten a bit politicized but i hope it is starting to change. it is not about blue or red states or guys like that hollering. it is about life and death. i know the governor will work like the devil to finish the job.
thank you. look, we have another great friend. they've been around a long time and i get to campaign for somebody who i have agreed with more on basically everything. we go back all the weight to roots in syracuse new york. [applause] >> and before that, i'm ashley talking about dorothy. [laughter] >> look, she has always been there for me and jill when we needed her most. she was in incredible first lady of virginia as she will be again. she is the very best. dorothy, speaking of first lady, i'm jill husband -- jill's husband. she want to be here tonight, but if you turn on the olympics and
watched dmsa, you will see her standing there cheering with them. the japanese prime minister who i invited as a first person to come to the white house as head of state made it clear. he didn't want me. he wanted her to go. he is a man of incredible judgment. [laughter] >> it's great to be with my friend and your once and future governor. [applause] think about this. you will not find anyone who knows how to get more done for virginia than teri. that is a fact. you don't have to wonder what kind of governor he will be. you know what he was and what he
will be again. he was a great governor of virginia and he will be greater this time because he is more going for him. virginia, you got to elect him again. [applause] >> i mean this. not just for virginia but for the country. the country is looking. this is a big deal. teri and i share a lot in common. i ran against donald trump and sows teri. [laughter] [applause] -- so does terry. i beat donald trump here and so will terry. [applause] >> i tell you what, guy he is running against is an acolyte of
donald trump for real. i don't know where these guys come from. i really mean it. above all, we shared the same vision about these results. maybe more importantly, why we got involved in politics in the first place. the very wealthy, and i respect people who make a lot of money. you should be able to be a millionaire or billionaire as long as he pay her fair share, but here's the deal. they don't need me to protect them. i got involved in politics because of the neighborhood i came from. the towns i came from. deliver results for hard-working people if you just give them a chance. just a chance. they never let the country down. [applause] >> you know, i really mean that. that's not hyperbole. i have been in office now for
six months as of a couple days ago. [applause] >> i think the administration has a lot to be proud of. we vaccinated over 160 and million americans. -- 160 million americans. we credit 3 million more jobs than any administration has in the entire presidential history. it's never happened before. we are now estimated to be on track for an economy that outgrew three .5%. everything from wall street suggested we would build this economy just 7% this year. that is the highest growth in more than four decades in america. in fact, it is the best job
growth in the world right now. [applause] >> one of the biggest tax cuts in the history for families in america, it went into effect just last week. [applause] i really mean this. it is about time that ordinary hard-working people get a tax break. [applause] >> seeing that money going into your bank account right now. i'll tell you what it means for americans. we will cut tired -- child party in half because of it. [applause] -- child poverty. trickle down has never worked.
let's build an economy from the bottom up in the middle out. that's who we are. by the way, the wealthy have never done poorly when the middle class and working class people do well. they do well. teri understands -- terry that it starts with the american rescue plan to give relief to those needed to most. people were on their heels, a lot of them not down. those rescued checks went to 80% of the adults in virginia that provides a little bit of breathing room for people. that is to say and i really mean this, my dad said it's on about your paycheck, it is about your dignity. it is about respect. it is about your place in the community. it's about having joey. when we left everything in skin and moved to delaware, he said joey, it is about a little breathing room. that's all people ask for people
-- ask for. just a little extra room. aid for small businesses. it helps them higher and open doors. excuse me. [applause] >> cities and counties can keep their police, firefighters, and first responders on the job. educators on the job. the american rescue plan lowers health insurance premiums for those buying the affordable care act by 40% on average. it saves people $600 a year. [applause] >> he knows that the work continues that health care should be a right, not just a privilege. as i said, when i was running with the both of them, it's not enough to build back.
i mean it sincerely. america is the only nation where it has faced a crisis and come back stronger than before the crisis. only one. i'm not joking. we have to build back and build back better. it's
amazing how that has caught around the world isn't it? we know along with mark warner and tim kaine. [applause] >> we are working on this in congress. it means modernizing our physical infrastructure. folks, we use to invest than any other country in r&d. we had the number one infrastructure in the world. best roads, highways, roads, ports. it's about replacing lead pipes that are poisoning our kids in the water system. delivering high-speed internet to every single virginian, whirl and urban.
making sure to buy american so when we invest in jobs and we invest in jobs and repurchase all this, american workers are doing the work. it's not that complicated. we share the belief that building back that are means investing
and also our human infrastructure. that is my plan. these are all the things he is fighting for. we believe that if we educate our children earlier, they do better. [applause] >> no matter what background they come from, all the studies in great universities and this one pointed out that if a kid goes to not daycare but preschool beginning at age three, they increase by 58% to go all the way on through school and community college. that is why we support universal pk for three and four-year-olds.
[applause] >> if we get a gun -- if we get it done, you won't have to pay for it in virginia. we believe 10 years in education is enough to compete in a 21st-century economy. that's what i want to make two years of community college available to every single american [applause] >> we can afford to do this. i do have one concern. my wife jill is teaching full-time still as a community college professor. [laughter] [applause] >> he will be your boss again. she teaches at northern virginia community college. by the way, since the time she started working there, she has never stopped teaching when we got election, -- elected, she
thought i would object to her still teaching. i strongly supported it. teaching is that what she does, it's who she is. folks, look. the fact is, the idea that we are able to bring together people and give them great opportunities is totally within what key -- we can afford to do this. at the very wealthy just start paying their fair share just a little bit. we both know how hard the pandemic has been on working families, especially women. 2 million women are still unable to go into the workforce during this pandemic due to things like not being able to afford childcare. look, when i got elected to the senate, i was 29 years old. between the time i got elected and before i was sworn in, there was a car accident and my wife and daughter were killed.
my two boys almost died. by the way, i think all firefighters who took the jaws of life three rc get them out on top of their dead mom and sister. they save their lives. i needed help. i was a senator making $42,000 a year. i could no longer afford daycare and someone to take care of my kids and fly. thank god, i have a sister who is my best friend. she and her husband without my asking moved in and help me raise my kids, my mom and brother as well. i got lucky. look, the idea as a single mom or dad working and having young children is awful hard. that is why teri and i want to expand paid leave and childcare in this country. [applause] >> by the way, we have been
talking about this for a long time. we have been talking about high drug prices. how incredibly high they are and how we keep getting ripped off. we pay more for drugs than any other major country in the world. here's the deal. there is a way to do it. let medicare negotiate drug prices. [applause] >> guess what? all prices will come down. it will pay for itself. i promise you, i will get that done. [applause] >> look, here's the deal. we both know how it will be paid for. we support asking the wealthiest 1% who got that $2 trillion tax cut, not a penny was paid for with trump tax cuts. guess what?
just beginning to pay their fair share, i come from the corporate capital of the world. more corporations are registered in delaware than every other state combined. i have been elected 36 years there because i was honest with them. look, 50 of the biggest corporations in america on the fortune 500. 50 of them do not pay single solitary any in federal taxes. not one. they made over -- i'm not doing this to get that reaction. i want to make it clear to you. [applause] >> they made over $40 billion. if they paid a minimum tax of 15%, they raise dollars we need to do all this education were talking about here. look, when i was vice president
and the president asked me to check out what major corporations knew the most, along with the secretary of commerce, we reviewed that over 350 ceos and major corporations said they need a better, -- better educated workforce. guess what, they are not spending any money to make that happen. if we want to make sure america runs the world, and means the most powerful economy in the world, we should make sure that we have a chance, these millionaires and billionaires, i am not one of these guys who said you can't it or millionaire. just pay your fair share. [applause] look, all told, experts in the world bank like wall street like
moody's, estimate that my plant will grow the economy and create 2 million more jobs over the 16 million they said in 10 years. good paying jobs. a significant amount is jobs will pay 30-50 dollars an hour. 90% of the jobs in our infrastructure plant go to those without a college degree. we have a blue-collar blueprint to rebuild america. once in a generation investment. american jobs and families will position us to win the competition in the 21st century. we have got to get it done. we need a partner like terry who is not only respected in the state but is respected all across america who knows how to get it done. folks, the lesson he was governor, the virginia economy
bloomed. an appointment went down in every single county including rural virginia by nearly 50%. he attracted major companies to the state. look how it grew? and if you in the business note that the first thing you try and attract -- do to attract a company to your town is they ask what is the highway system? do have access to an interstate is the port available? do i have broadband echo all the things we will build. look, he resident public works. by the way, virginia has a whole bunch of veterans and active-duty military members, more than almost any other state. and guess what? [applause] >> american rescue plan marks one of the biggest investments in veterans health in a long, long time.
the world va hospital's that are 50 years old that have shortages of doctors and nurses. no veteran from my son who passed away should pick up a phone and say or have a relative say i need help and say we cannot see you for a while. we owe them immediate action. immediate. [applause] it is a sacred obligation. >> i note no governor who set up for military families more than this guy. a blinder good skills to the jobs. like cybersecurity and health care. he also worked with the general assembly to fund more veteran centers. he understands, he knows. he knows about crime prevention as a trying -- top rarity. he knows how to use funding to provide law enforcement
personnel with more resources and not fewer resources. look. we need to help him in a lot of ways. we need to do away with chokeholds, all those things, i agree. we also need them to have more social workers, more psychological help. more psychologists. and where it happens, it works. these keep communities safe and he is taking on the gone -- gun lobby without infringing any second amendment rights, including keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. [applause] >> here's what else. he will get a $15 minimum wage. think about it, folks. maybe some of you know people. anybody working 40 hours a week,
making less than $15 an hour is in fact living in poverty as defined i poverty in america. it should not happen. period. [applause] >> an amazing number of american people who are struggling have rental costs and housing costs that are at least 30-35% of their income. how do you do that? how do you make it? especially if you have a child? look folks, housing that is affordable will be in this plan. when he thinks about the climate crisis, if it's about three things. jobs, jobs, jobs. [applause] >> there is a reason why we will lead the world.
i will close with this. i'm getting wrapped up in this. sorry. [applause] >> look, this election and in 2022, the question that the american people will ask is whether or not we are helping them and their families. i've we are giving them a shot. we're doing them and even shut. we understand what they are going through. can we deliver for them? as democrats, we gotta show that we understand. we are delivering for them. we are keeping our promises. we just need to keep making the case just as the republican party today offers nothing but fear, lies, and broken promises. just think about it. turn on the television and sing a replay of what happened on january 6. and saying i was told there were
a lot of peaceful wonderful people? think about it. it is bizarre. we have to keep cutting through the republican fog that government is the problem. we gotta show that we the people are the solution. we are the most unique country -- think about this. we are the most unique country in the history of the world. not a joke. everyone -- every other countries put together by race, religion, backgrounds, except for the u.s. we are based on the only country in the world based on the proposition that we hold these truths to be self-evident because all women and men are created -- equal. life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. we have never walked away from it the republicans have. never walked away. [applause]
>> every administration, we move that needle further and further. you will have to go out and win this thing. when races up and down the ticket. we gotta protect your majority and house of delegates. we gotta elect mach 2 attorney general. we need her back as era lieutenant governor. we have been here before. he knows what to do. he knows how to get things done. virginia. we did it in 2020 and in the battle for the soul of america, people voted. we had to do this again. time and again, no matter what, you can never stop the american people from voting and they are trying like hell. the power and assault, -- the power in all american people.
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