President Joe Biden denounced former President Donald Trump and Make America Great Again (MAGA) Republicans as a threat to the country's soul and future, but most Seacoast politicians and political organizations did not run to social media to react.

Delivering his speech from the front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, "the place where it all began," Biden sought to speak plainly to the nation about the threats he believes democracy faces.

"MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards. Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love," Biden said.

Biden said there is a distinction between Republicans who do and do not support Trump.

"I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans," Biden said. "But there is no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country."

Biden called himself an "American President" who is not the president of "red America" or "blue America," but rather all America.

Silence From Biden's supporters

In the hours after Biden's speech, no one from the congressional delegation commented on social media or issued a statement. The New Hampshire Democratic Party also did not comment.

Only two of the candidates in the First Congressional District Republican primary commented.

Gail Huff Brown tweeted,"President Biden is not the leader we need right now. It’s time for a change."

Rival Matt Mowers called it an "incoherent rant" with the purpose of disparaging "millions of Americans."

"We are not deplorable. We are mad as hell that am out of touch political careerist would rather shake his fist and gaslight us than address the record inflation, rampant crime, and open borders," said Mowers. "For Chris Pappas to vote with him 100% of the time is an insult to Granite Staters."

Gov. Chris Sununu, who called for Biden to apologize after comparing the MAGA philosophy to "semi-fascism" during a Democratic National Committee reception, also remained silent about Biden's address.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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