Biden Rips Republicans For Being Held Hostage By MAGA Cult


In remarks this week around the signing of what the White House called “an Executive Order strengthening the nation’s forests, communities, and local economies,” President Joe Biden went directly after Republicans in office for sticking with Donald Trump and their political ambitions instead of enacting progress for the American people. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have presented serious problems for Democratic leaders with their insistence on blocking critical legislative initiatives, such as those dealing with economic empowerment and voting rights — but any number of Republican Senators could have opted to depart from their party line on key votes. Instead, these Republicans are often simply leaving the American people behind, focusing on ridiculous “culture war” crusades instead of something a bit more grounded in reality. As Biden remarked:

‘But all kidding aside, 48… of my Democratic colleagues in the Senate vote with me 94 percent of the time. So it’s not like we have a split, but we have virtually no Republicans. There’s some. We get up to as many as seven or eight will vote. This ain’t your father’s Republican Party… This is the MAGA party now. You got the senator from Texas and others. These guys are a different breed of cat. They’re not like what I served with for so many years. And the people who know better are afraid to act correctly, because they know they’ll be primaried. I’ve had — I won’t mention any of them; I promised I never would, and I won’t — but up to six come to me and say, “Joe, I want to be with you on such and such but I can’t. I’ll be primaried. I’ll lose my race. I’ll lose my race.” So, folks, we got to — this is going to start to change.’

Watch footage of Biden’s comments below:

There’s a lot at stake in the midterm elections this year. Control of both houses of Congress will be among the items up for grabs, and the side on which control falls could be the difference between two years of GOP investigations designed to harass Democrats and two years of continuing legislative accomplishments. Although the bipartisan infrastructure deal that Biden signed into law last year was, in fact, bipartisan in nature, it’s Democrats who provided the main push towards passage. Without Democrats, the comparatively few Republicans onboard with the proposal couldn’t have passed it. But now, the legislation represents another accomplishment for the Biden administration; it doubles as a jobs bill, looking poised to continue delivering nationwide access to employment opportunities related to projects funded by the initiative. “What we are doing right now amounts to the biggest investment to happen probably since the Eisenhower administration. It is going to be a game-changer here… When we fund these kinds of projects, we are making an investment in the supply chain and in the whole country,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated about the new infrastructure spending.