The following article, Biden Out of Hiding for Closed-Door Friday Meeting with Stalled Democrats, was first published on Flag And Cross.
The Democratic agenda in 2021 is stalled; there’s no two ways about it. The party is eating itself alive, with progressives shaming the centrists, the moderates painting the far left as socialist clowns, and so on and so forth.
If they don’t find a common ground sometime soon, it’s going to end up being embarrassing to President Joe Biden in a big way. That’s why the Commander in Chief is taking matters into his own hands.
House Democrats will hear from President Joe Biden later Friday at a second closed-door huddle of the group that day, after their first two-hour meeting left members with little clarity on the path forward on Biden’s two major priorities.
The first Friday Democratic caucus meeting followed a late night — Speaker Nancy Pelosi left the Capitol after midnight, the culmination of hours of scrambling to secure a deal with key Senate Democratic moderates Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Biden will attend a second huddle with House Democrats in the afternoon.
“We’re working on trying to get to a place where everybody is comfortable,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, adding that he believes “there is overwhelming support in our caucus — almost unanimous support in our caucus — for both [bills]. And we’re going to have additional discussions of how that end is accomplished.”
The issue now seems to be that the progressive caucus, headed by the like of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is refusing to support any infrastructure plan until their “reconciliation” bill, a social safety net, is voted upon.
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