What do you expect of this rifle?
A .22LR is useful for many things, and very accurate (especially for those with limited experience with firearms), but you mention being worried that Biden will win (he won't). Do you expect a revolution? Then I would suggest a more powerful firearm, either a pistol or a sniper rifle (hunting rifle), depending on where you might have to use it.
AR variants and AK's etc., are good in-between rifles, if you think there will be a lot of house-to-house, but if you intend to pick off Biden commies from a distance, you want a .308, .30-'06, or maybe an old .303, or the like.