Joe Biden’s presidency is in crisis.
This time the problem is coming from inside his own party.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez killed Joe Biden’s presidency with one ultimatum.
Joe Biden created an illegal immigration crisis by throwing open the border after rolling back successful Trump policies like “Remain in Mexico” as well as reinstituting catch and release.
The shutdowns Biden supported and his big spending agenda pushed inflation to highs not seen in decades.
And store shelves sit empty thanks to supply chain backlogs created by a labor crisis.
Biden’s last chance at rescuing his doomed presidency sits with ramming two multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending schemes through Congress.
One bill is a $1.2 trillion fake infrastructure bill supported by red state Democrats like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema that amounts to socialism-lite.
The other is a proposed $3.5 trillion socialist welfare and Green New Deal spending spree drafted by Bernie Sanders that is stuck in limbo because swing seat Democrats know the bill is political poison and want a narrower welfare bill.
But both swing seat and socialist Democrats have the votes to kill the bill they don’t like so Democrats need to pass both.
However, if Democrat Terry McAuliffe loses the Virginia gubernatorial election Democrats will take that as a sign that Biden’s socialist agenda proved politically toxic and will abandon the larger welfare and Green New Deal bill.
That’s why Nancy Pelosi tried to pass the fake infrastructure bill through the House this week so it could be an insurance policy of a “win” Democrats could count on in case McAuliffe loses.
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez squashed that goal.
As socialist dreams like free community college and paid family leave drop out of the larger welfare bill, Ocasio-Cortez will not vote for a fake infrastructure bill without the larger socialist bill passing at the same time.
Ocasio-Cortez cited so-called “climate change” as the reason for her opposition.
“This bipartisan [infrastructure] bill increases our fossil-fuel emissions. I cannot bring myself to vote to make the United States an even larger emitter and making climate change worse unless, frankly, we can offset those. Unfortunately, those offsets are not in the bipartisan plan, but in a separate piece of legislation. Which is why it’s really important that we pass both of those things together… We’ve had frameworks for six months. And we’ve seen how much those frameworks change, taken back, etc. We need text,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters.
Nancy Pelosi can only afford to lose three votes on this bill.
Ocasio-Cortez’s opposition guarantees the other “Squad” members will vote ‘no’ as well, meaning Pelosi is short the votes needed for it to be passed.
When asked if a promise from Joe Biden was enough to get the job done Ocasio-Cortez tried to dance around the question.
“I have a profound amount of respect for President Biden. And I think that the president — you know, he came to my district last month and delivered a very powerful climate promise. I’m very happy to work with the president to keep the promises he made to my constituents,” Ocasio-Cortez began.
But when pressed for an answer, Ocasio-Cortez stood firm and said she would not support the fake infrastructure bill without the larger socialist bill passing as well, saying that “if nothing changes” she is a ‘no’ vote.
If Biden’s legislative agenda dies he will officially become a failed president.
Republicans are likely to win one or both houses of Congress next year so this is Biden’s last chance to push America closer to socialism.
Biden’s failed at the border, in Afghanistan and with the economy.
And now it looks like Biden could let down the left – Biden’s last remaining bastion of political support – with a failed domestic agenda.
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