Since President Joe Biden is facing the lowest approval ratings of his presidency after the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, he thinks of shifting his focus. He is now aiming to pay attention to domestic policy in September. Further, he wins on social spending legislation and major infrastructure. But Republicans focus on Afghanistan, and the opposition of centrist democrats to a price tag worth $3.5 trillion is delaying the claim of domestic win.
While speaking on weaker than expected works Biden called for unity in the country. He thinks it will help to achieve the increase in covid vaccination. Also, he is hoping to let congress pass its economic agendas.
“It takes a lot of nerve to give a lecture about ‘sticking together’ when you just left hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, and your only plan is to change the subject,” Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, shot back in a Friday statement.
Republicans have sent numerous signals that they are keeping their focus on the issues related to Afghanistan. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made his attempt to bring up a bill. The bill demands answers on left-behind equipment in Afghanistan and deals made with the Taliban. On 20th September, Republicans sent a letter to Biden to preserve records about the Afghanistan redraw. They are planning to investigate his decisions.
A wave of republicans raised their calls for the resignation of Biden’s administration or impeachment. Former President, Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, has released an ad that criticizes Biden.
Republicans have brought their concerns on Afghanistan for committee markup sessions for the spending proposals of Biden.
“This committee is going to spend the day discussing electric vehicles for the federal government instead of discussing the thousands of vehicles we just abandoned in Afghanistan,” Kentucky Rep. James Comer, ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said.
The House aims to pass to Biden’s desk a bipartisan $1.2 trillion Jobs Act and infrastructure investment. It is largely addressing the physical infrastructure. Though the Left-wing Democrats said that they would not vote for the legislation until they are also passing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
But Centrist democrats are creating complications for the hope of Biden to push the two-track plan to his desk in the next few weeks.
Credits: Yahoo News