Biden used the attack on Paul Pelosi as evidence that democracy was under threat.
"Make no mistake, democracy is on the ballot for all of us," Biden said in a speech just days before Americans decide whether Democrats maintain control of both the US Senate and House of Representatives or hand over power to Republicans.
Biden, speaking at Washington's Union Station not far from Capitol Hill, used the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their San Francisco home as evidence that democracy is under threat less than two years after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.
"The assailant entered the home asking, 'Where's Nancy? Where's Nancy?' Those were the very same words used by the mob when they stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6," Biden said.
He urged voters to "think long and hard about the moment we are in."
US President Joe Biden speaks during an event. File photo
"As I stand here today, there are candidates running for every level of office in America — for governor, for Congress, for attorney general, for secretary of state — who won’t commit to accepting the results of the elections they’re in," he said.
Biden said election deniers have been inspired by Trump, who is pondering a run for president in 2024 just as Biden works to decide if he wants to seek another four-year term.
Biden said "American democracy is under attack" because Trump will not accept the results of the 2020 election that he lost to Biden.
"He refuses to accept the will of the people, he refuses to accept that he lost," Biden said.
Former US President Donald Trump attends a meeting. File photo
Separately, former President Barack Obama also raised concerns about the state of democracy.
Speaking at a Democratic rally for state candidates in Arizona late on Wednesday, Obama looked back to past movements to ensure that women, African-Americans and others who have been marginalised could take part in a democracy that he said now was at a risk.
Biden, who along with Obama is engaged in a frenzy of campaigning for Democrats in the waning days before next Tuesday's midterm elections, is facing the possibility that Republicans will win control of Congress, which would stymie his agenda.
Most midterm forecasts predict Republicans are almost certain to take control of the House, while the Senate is a toss-up.
Biden said "the fate of the nation" lies with the people, and he struck an optimistic note in closing his 20-minute speech.
Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference. File photo
"My fellow Americans, we'll meet this moment. We just have to remember who we are. We are the United States of America. There is nothing beyond our capacity if we do it together," he said.
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