On Thursday, President Biden again asked what Republicans “are for” and proposed that they “don’t stand for anything.” Biden’s remarks came throughout comments at a virtual Democratic National Committee grassroots event on Thursday evening, in which he announced he and Vice President Kamala Harris are “deeply disappointed” though “not deterred” by the Senate’s failure to pass his party’s “voting rights” legislation on Wednesday night. [tweet_embed] January 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] Despite the long odds, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) decided to push forward a vote on the elections package, which joined together two bills that Republicans blocked last year: the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. The former would federalize some facets of elections, including establishing a 15-day minimum early-voting period and setting national benchmarks for voter-ID laws to include a range of documentation. The latter would restore portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, allowing the Justice Department to examine election-rule changes in districts with a history of discrimination. [tweet_embed] January 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] “We’re going to stand up to the big lie and the Republican efforts for voter suppression and . . . election subversion,” Biden announced Thursday evening. “That’s what they’re doing, and we’re going to stand up, protect the right to vote, and have that vote counted. That’s what the Republicans are trying to take away.” He continued to state that Democrats have “proposed answers to the challenges we face” including Covid-19 and inflation, which he insisted is the difference between Democrats and the GOP. The President ignored those who have called him out on not fulfilling his campaign promises, He claimed that he did not make promises but proposals and that in the evenly divided Senate, senators basically become Presidents with the ability to obstruct policies that they disagree with. He argued Democrats are largely united, with 48 of the 50 Democrats voting with him on everything and the other two — Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — voting with him on “80 percent of everything.” Democrats know what they’re for, he insisted, “but ask yourself the question . . . what are Republicans for? What are they for? It’s no accident they didn’t even bother to come up with a platform in 2020. They had no platform at their convention because they don’t stand for anything — except to stop us.” [tweet_embed] January 21, 2022[/tweet_embed] The comments were reminiscent of remarks he made at his solo press conference on Wednesday. At both events, he praised a recent interview that New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu did with the Washington Examiner in which the Republican governor announced he decided not to run for the Senate because he didn’t want to be a “roadblock” to Biden for two years.