Republicans remain confident that Biden’s agenda is “classic Democratic overreach”.
President Biden has pleasantly surprised progressive lawmakers in the Democratic Party in the first few weeks since he took office, the Washington Post reports. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chairman of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, called his agenda “brave” and “transformative,” adding that “where candidate Joe Biden started is different from where President Joe Biden started “. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Meanwhile, compared Biden positively to former President Franklin Roosevelt, arguing that like Roosevelt during the Great Depression, Biden understood that “this country is facing a series of unprecedented crises today.” At the same time, Republicans are confident the tide will turn on Biden thanks to “classic Democratic overreach,” Doug Andres, press secretary for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Told The Post. Chris Hartline, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, cited immigration as the problem that could come back to bite Biden. “The Democrats saw the 2020 election as a vote against [former President Donald] Trump’s policies and the Republican policies, while the things we have proposed about immigration are very popular, in a way that not only unifies our grassroots but also helps us bring back many of the moderate and independent and Hispanic voters “, He told the Post. Even some Democrats agree that Biden cannot completely leave the GOP in the dust. Rep. GK Butterfield (DN.C.) said “we need to work non-partisanly together to address issues” like immigration “We don’t want to pass these through with Democratic votes alone,” he continued. “And I’m not talking about a Republican or two; I am speaking of a considerable number of votes from the opposing party. Read more on the Washington Post. More stories from theweek.com7 snappy cartoons about Andrew Cuomo’s political threat North Korea is reportedly giving silent treatment to the Biden administration. America needs remote workers rights