Judicial Watch Sues DOD Over Biden’s Infamous ‘Red Speech’

President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense (DOD) is being sued for details about the president’s misuse of the U.S. military during his divisive, highly politicized “anti-MAGA” speech in Philadelphia last year.

In the infamous speech, Biden stood in front of a blood-red background — flanked by two U.S. Marines — and spent the majority of his time attacking supporters of former President Donald Trump, including smearing the MAGA movement as “an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.”

Judicial Watch, the organization suing the Biden administration, describes itself as a “conservative foundation” fighting for “accountability and integrity in law, politics, and government.”

The foundation’s president, Tom Fitton, spoke out about the lawsuit.

“Biden’s infamous ‘Red Speech,’ which included the abuse of our Marines in its totalitarian imagery, painted a target on Trump and tens of millions of Americans for political suppression and worse,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And, to make matters worse, the Pentagon is violating federal law by hiding records about Biden’s misuse of our military in his attempt to intimidate Americans.”

During Biden’s speech, which critics have described as “extremely divisive,” the president claimed: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

“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 continued.

“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he falsely claimed. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election. And they’re working right now, as I speak, in state after state to give power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election deniers to undermine democracy itself.”

Since that unpopular speech, Biden has tried to change his tune — as he recently called for the parties to be civil with each other. Of course, his calls only came after Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives, which may make it difficult for him to get anything done in the next two years.

In their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Biden’s DOD, Judicial Watch is seeking records regarding the use of the Marines for political purposes at the “controversial September 1, 2022, campaign speech in Philadelphia.”

“Biden was widely criticized for using the Marines as props during a political speech in which he called ‘MAGA Republicans’ a threat to democracy,” Judicial Watch noted.

The conservative foundation went on to note that they decided to file the lawsuit after the DOD “failed to comply with an October 31, 2022, FOIA request for all communications within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Commandant of Marine Corps – and those shared with the White House Military Office and Office of the President – regarding Marines standing behind the President during his September 1, 2022, speech in Philadelphia.”

During the speech where Biden used federal assets to condemn his political opposition, he claimed that “MAGA Republicans” only see two outcomes in an election — either “they win or they were cheated.”

Biden failed to mention the fact that Democrats have objected to and opposed every Republican presidential victory for several decades now.

At the time of the divisive speech, the Washington Examiner asserted that Biden was attempting to “frame November’s midterm elections as a continuation of his 2020 cycle’s ‘battle for the soul of the nation’.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson excoriated Biden for the speech.