Former Vice President Joe Biden urged Americans to show up and vote on Tuesday because “the character of our country depends on it.”
Speaking to MSNBC reporters on Tuesday morning and shortly after voting in Wilmington, Del., Biden said the midterms were the “single most important off-year election in my lifetime,” adding that the outcome would determine the “character of the country”.
“Politics has got too nasty. It’s too base. This appeal to nativism, nationalism – phony nationalism – racism; it has to stop. We have to put some brakes on it,” said Biden.
Biden also said he’d be “dumbfounded” if Democrats “lose the House. I think we’ll pick up six governor seats in the Mid West.”
Biden also told reporters that he would soon be making a decision about whether to challenge President Trump in 2020.
“Oh, I don’t know. It would depend on the circumstances,” Biden said when asked when he would make the announcement. “And a whole lot of things.”
Biden also predicted on Tuesday that Trump would “challenge” the legitimacy of the midterm elections’ if the Republicans lose.
“I guarantee he’ll challenge the legitimacy of the vote. You know he’s still looking for that million crowd that was there for his inauguration for God’s sake,” Biden told MSNBC. “He’s an interesting guy. You know, look, this is all about choosing hope over fear. This is about choosing our friends over our enemies overseas. This is about choosing truth over falsehood. It really is. This is pretty basic stuff.”