Democrat Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is set to give an official response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. The progressive member of the high profile “Squad” is expected to criticize members of her own party as well as President Biden’s agenda.
The Daily Caller reports:
Tlaib is “going to be clear about how and why [Biden’s] agenda is incomplete. There are particular political actors, of course Republicans, but then a very niche, small group of obstructionist Democrats. And we’re going to name names,” Maurice Mitchell, the national director of WFP, told Politico, which first reported Tlaib’s speech.
Those Democrats will likely include Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, as well as Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, according to the report. Manchin and Sinema both objected to key provisions in the Build Back Better social spending package, while Gottheimer led a group of representatives in demanding a repeal on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, which allows individuals living in high-tax states to pay lower federal taxes.
Tlaib and fellow “Squad” members publicly fought with both Manchin and Sinema amid Build Back Better negotiations. Tlaib accused the Arizona senator of trying to make friends rather than “fighting for her residents’ future,” and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed that both senators were actually Republicans.
“No one fought harder for Build Back Better and a pro-democracy agenda than progressives,” Tlaib told Politico. “The work is unfinished and we’re not giving up on what our communities deserve. We need to get as much done for the people as we can this year, and elect a majority that can deliver for working families in 2023.”
Rep. Tlaib and her fellow “Squad” members have been the subject of criticism from fellow Democrats. Other Democrats have accused the “Squad” of using extreme tactics to push their radical wish list items through and often costing the Democrat Party in the process.
Two radical moron members of the SQUATS are going to name names. Lord Have Mercy, O Jesus protect us from those who would espouse idiocy, and preach psychobabble. Deliver us from the stupidity, ignorance, and childishness of those who know not what they say. Enlighten their hearts, and clear their addled brains. For these things Oh Lord we pray.