Biden’s list of allies is growing thin. They can see the writing on the walls and they’re jumping ship.
And now this top Democrat betrayed Joe Biden on live TV.
The polls are showing that Joe Biden’s career is on life support.
His FiveThirtyEight poll average is at a dismal 41.8% approval and 54.4% disapproval.
And the trend line has been going down for months. Back in mid-March, his approval was 44% – awful, but notably higher than it is today.
This has led many to question not only if he is going to win re-election against the Republican candidate, but if he’ll even be able to secure the Democrat nomination.
With so much uncertainty swirling around, the vultures are out to capitalize on anything they can.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) chastised President Joe Biden for negotiating the debt ceiling with House Republican leaders, stating he is “frustrated” with the president’s approach to the problem.
Since the outset, Biden and Democrats have advocated for a “clean” debt ceiling rise that does not address expenditure, whereas Republicans advanced a bill in the House in late April that would cut spending and strengthen work requirements for social welfare programs.
Some Democrats, including Bowman, have criticized the Republican plan and urged Biden to invoke the 14th Amendment to avoid talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other GOP leaders.
“I’m very frustrated,” the member of the “Squad” told CNN.
“I called on the president to invoke the 14th Amendment and mint a coin and do not negotiate with hostage-takers.”
“I mean, we don’t negotiate with terrorists globally. Why are we gonna negotiate with the economic terrorists here that are the Republican Party?” Bowman went on.
However, the White House stated on Thursday that the “only option” for averting a debt default is to talk with Congress and reach a solution.
When asked if the president may invoke the 14th Amendment, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that the best course of action is “for Congress to do their jobs without conditions.”
The House is leaving for Memorial Day, with the assumption that it will return early next week to vote on a revised debt ceiling bill.
Biden and Republicans have stated that the conversations are progressing positively, but they remain far apart on key issues such as job requirements and budget.
The United States is anticipated to default on its debt as soon as June 1.
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