With setbacks to voting rights, infrastructure, and coronavirus mandates, President Biden is poised to reach the one-year anniversary of his inauguration with the lowest approval rating of all but one president. According to FiveThirtyEight’s presidential approval tracker, Biden’s approval rating has sat near the low 40s for almost three months.
The latest blow came from Mother Nature.
”Due to the circumstances regarding covid and another potentially hazardous winter storm approaching the D.C. area this weekend, the Senate will adjourn tonight,” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on the Senate Floor Thursday night. “However, we will be postponing recess so the Senate can vote on voting rights. We will return Tuesday to take up the House-passed message containing voting rights legislation.”
Along with the weather, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has a breakthrough case of covid-19. The Senate does not allow proxy voting, so without Schatz present, Schumer would be down a vote.
During a trip to Capitol Hill Thursday, Biden announced he isn’t sure, even with every senator voting, that voting rights legislation will happen.
“I hope we can get this done. The honest to God answer is I don’t know if we can get this done,” Biden said to reporters.
Biden isn’t giving up. According to Politico, he has put former president Bill Clinton to work, asking Clinton to try to sell voting rights and his social safety net Build Back Better bill to centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
JUST WHEN HE THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET WORSE, IT’S NOW SNOWING ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S VOTING RIGHTS PARADE….
AFTER GIVING A HARD DEADLINE OF MLK DAY, MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER DELAYED THE VOTE – CITING COVID-19 AND A LOOMING WINTER STORM.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: <<”Due to the circumstances regarding covid and another potentially hazardous winter storm approaching the D.C. area this weekend, the Senate will adjourn tonight. However, we will be postponing recess so the Senate can vote on voting rights. We will return Tuesday to take up the House-passed message containing voting rights legislation.”>.
Annie Andersen: ALONG WITH THE WEATHER…DEMOCRATIC SENATOR BRIAN SCHATZ HAS A BREAKTHROUGH COVID CASE..
MEANING SCHUMER IS DOWN ONE OF HIS CRUCIAL VOTES.
THIS AS PRESIDENT BIDEN TOOK AN UNSUCCESSFUL TRIP DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE TO CAPITOL HILL TO TRY TO WOO CENTRIST SENATORS INTO FILIBUSTER REFORM IN ORDER TO PASS VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION.
Joe Biden: <<“I hope we can get this done. The honest to God answer is I don’t know if we can get this done,”>>
AND BIDEN IS REPORTEDLY PULLING IN THE BIG GUNS TO HELP HIM…
POLITICO REPORTS FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON HAS BEEN TALKING TO
WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR JOE MANCHIN TO FIND A WAY TO GET HIM TO AGREE TO BOTH FILIBUSTER REFORM AND PRESIDENT BIDEN’S SOCIAL SAFETY NET “BUILD BACK BETTER” BILL.
BOTH VOTING RIGHTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE ARE THINGS BIDEN PUSHED FOR IN HIS CAMPAIGN.. AND SO FAR HE HASN’T DELIVERED ON EITHER PROMISE.
AND SOME ON CAPITOL HILL THINK AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE PIECES OF LEGISLATION IS D-O-A…
.DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN WILD TELLING POLITICO,
“We need to be working on Plan B right now and Plan B would be what do we do if the Build Back Better falls apart completely.”
BUT BIDEN’S SETBACKS DON’T END THERE…
THE SUPREME COURT RECENTLY SAID
HIS LARGE EMPLOYER VAX OR TEST REQUIREMENT IS A NO-GO.
SOME THINK THESE SETBACKS ARE WHY ONE YEAR IN.. BIDEN HAS THE LOWEST APPROVAL RATING OF ALL PRESIDENTS EXCEPT FOR ONE.
STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA