In America, politicians don't take power. People grant power to them. The flame of democracy burns bright, and nothing – not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame. — President-elect Joe Biden
In America, politicians don't take power. People grant power to them. The flame of democracy burns bright, and nothing – not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame. — President-elect Joe Biden
Joe Biden Slams Trump, Says Democracy Prevailed
President-elect Joe Biden Monday delivered a passionate defense of America's democracy and his bluntest take-down yet of what Biden said was President Donald Trump's effort to subvert it, saying Trump had lost on every level and needed to move on.

"In America, politicians don't take power. People grant power to them," Biden said, with the backdrop "office of the President-elect" behind him. The flame of democracy burns bright, Biden said, and "nothing – not even a pandemic or an abuse of power, can extinguish that flame."