Joe Biden is giving a State of the Union address on March 1st.
After he does so, Rashida Tlaib, a member of his own party, is going to deliver a response for the Working Families party, a party known for being extremely far left.
Why is Tlaib doing this? Why is she a Democrat?
Squad member to deliver response to Biden SOTU
A member of the liberal “Squad” is delivering a formal response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday.
In the speech, given on behalf of the left-wing group Working Families Party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is expected to hammer moderate Democrats who have stymied Biden’s social spending and climate change package.
Tlaib will praise Biden’s stimulus bill and make the case that liberals have pushed aggressively for his agenda, according to a summary of her remarks shared exclusively with POLITICO. She is also planning to argue that Republicans and a handful of intransigent Democrats have blocked progress on lowering the cost of housing, health care and prescription drugs.
The speech will put on display the deep rifts within the Democratic Party that have marked Biden’s presidency. Months ahead of the daunting midterm election, many Democrats are looking to put aside those differences in order to present a united front against Republicans. But the left sees an opportunity in this year’s primaries to elect a more liberal Democratic majority to Congress.
It looks like the divisions in the Democrat party are worse than people thought.
Progressive wing just doesn’t understand how much it hurts the Democratic Party. No one who doesn’t already agree with Tlaib wants this speech —
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— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) February 23, 2022
What an embarrassment for Joe Biden.