On the airport tarmac in New Orleans, it is not actually an environment for a full debate on his $2.3 trillion plan. Republicans agree that this is too big. But after walking away, neither Biden nor his Republican welcomes believed anything happened.
He plans to meet with West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito (Shelley Moore Capito) and some Republicans of her choice on Thursday to hear opposition to its infrastructure plan of approximately $600 billion. Biden will sit down with Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate on Wednesday to assess how much they can work together to advance his agenda.
According to aides and White House officials, he and his Democratic allies in the Senate plan to continue pushing for an agreement on the reduction plan in the next two weeks. Some officials set an informal deadline for Memorial Day to assess how much progress has actually been made.
However, what was imminent in the talks was that the president’s assessment of the other party was rude and unrecognizable from the side he believed he knew. Do the internal divisions of the Republican Party and the growing insistence on Biden’s predecessor prove that obstacles to cooperation are still an unresolved issue between the president and the White House, and the White House still wants to demonstrate the ability to work in the aisle.
Biden fights against the new GOP
It was this development that prompted Biden to admit this week that he knows very little about the Republican Party today. When he sought few Republican votes for potential infrastructure compromises, he thought he was still at war with the party he said had changed.
He told reporters on Wednesday: “It seems that the Republican Party is trying to determine its position.” “And they are in the midst of an important mini-revolution.”
Biden has expressed more concern about the state of the Republican Party. Biden was not obsessed with the internal divisions that could cause Cheney to lose his leadership, but instead wondered aloud what happened to his party in the Senate and later vice president for decades.
The fierce debate about the role former President Donald Trump will play in Republican politics seems to give Biden the opportunity to advance his agenda without being greatly resisted by the distracting and divided Republican Party. Moreover, many skeptical Democrats believe that it is a waste of time to brag about Republicans outright, and they believe that during the presidency of Barack Obama, this practice has hardly paid off.
McConnell said among voters in Kentucky, “My 100% priority is to stop this new government”, and their case got a boost this week. This echoes the comments he made in 2010. His most important task is to make Obama a “new president.” One-term president. “
For the remainder of Obama’s term, his aides cited the comment as evidence that McConnell was unwilling to cooperate with them on substantive issues, including people like then Vice President Biden in health care and gun control. The two parties are required to cooperate on the project.
The latest version of McConnell’s oath initially caused alarm among Biden’s assistants. One of Biden’s senior economic advisers, Jared Bernstein, said on Thursday: “This is a very disturbing thing for me.”
Biden said: “He said that in the last Barak government, he would stop everything.” “And I can do a lot of things to him.”
On Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki said that the president’s words to McConnell were not excessive.
She said: “The president’s view is that he is ready.” Inevitably, there will be some strong disagreements with Republicans, and we know this. He has served in the Senate for 36 years. He is certainly no stranger to this. “
“We desperately need the Republican Party”
Nevertheless, the Biden party spent more than three decades bargaining in the Senate. During his presidency, Biden publicly questioned whether there will be a Republican party in four years. The deal-making he cultivated as a senator, which he promised to attempt as president, is inevitably complicated when the other side coalesces around the false suggestion that he did not fairly win the election.
Even John Kennedy, one of the senators he greeted in Louisiana on Thursday, was one of the eight Republican senators who opposed proof of the election results on January 6.
Aides said that even if his fellow Democrats doubted this possibility, the president still hopes to achieve bipartisan success before next year’s midterm elections. Two people familiar with the matter said that Biden made it clear in a private dialogue with Democrats that he believes that the country’s attempt to reach a bipartisan consensus has both a way to reach an agreement and the overall value of the country.
Biden said this week: “We desperately need a Republican party. We need a two-party system. It is unhealthy to have a one-party system.” “And I think Republicans are far from trying to figure out who they are and what they represent than currently imagined. position.”
The promotion of infrastructure by the two parties is still in its infancy. White House officials have held meetings with moderate lawmakers and their staff, and members of Biden’s cabinet (mainly Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg) are calling on members of Congress to explore areas of cooperation.
Many Republicans did not seem to evade the attention of the Democratic president. They at least proposed a two-party system, including the two senators who met with him in Louisiana. Before Biden delivered a speech in front of a dilapidated bridge in Lake Charles, he was introduced by the city’s Republican Mayor Nic Hunter-the White House hoped his plan would convey a message of local Republican support in Washington.
In the subsequent speech, Hunter expressed a two-party view, which is almost unrecognizable in a Congress that increasingly relies on partisanship and personality.
“Of course I care about what’s on the bill. But in the end, I think that’s why people need to sit down and talk to each other. It’s really disappointing. I saw some colleagues even want to sit down and demonize and grab the headlines. And proceed. Dialogue, but I don’t understand.” He said in an interview with CNN.
He added: “The disturbing thing is that there was no even talking.” “There is no diplomacy anymore. Just throw a stone and stand on the side of the line drawn in the sand. You won’t even go over your toes.”