Chaos On Capitol Hill As Radical Left Rushes To Save Their Agenda
The Left is having a meltdown after the results from Tuesday’s election where several conservatives won in a soft blue state. The Left is now scrambling to pass legislation in order to get their agenda passed. Specifically, their focus is on the bipartisan infrastructure plan and the social spending bill. ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett explains what the Left has learned from the outcome of the election: Well first of all, it is unbelievable that the message that some Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to be getting from the elections in New Jersey and Virginia are that they aren’t doing enough radical. That they aren’t doing enough big spending. And that they do need to do it more, and they need to do it quicker. Speaker Pelosi was just out speaking. . . . She said the reconciliation bill – the social spending bill – is going to get not smaller, but it is going to get bigger. . . . She is essentially trying to get them to put together language and put forward a rule that would allow them to vote on it as soon as tonight. . . . I want to give this a word of caution. She’s said this time and time before and hasn’t been able to get it over the floor. But she just said a moment ago she wants to vote on that social spending package as soon as tonight and then vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill tomorrow. . . . That was not the message by a longshot that voters in both the Democratic party and Republican party sent in New Jersey and Virginia. But it’s the message Democrats on Capitol Hill heard. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi expressed her frustration over the hold up on these bills: I was really very unhappy because we had an October 31st deadline and I thought that was eloquent but not enough, I guess. We are going to pass both bills but in order to do so, we have to have votes for both bills and that’s where we are. They had the votes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but Speaker Pelosi wanted to combine the two bills together to complete the Left’s agenda. Thann Bennett added how the ramifications of this elections are not over yet: I think the impact will continue to be felt for a long time. . . . The impact is going to be even bigger if there is no pivot. . . . If the leadership in the Democrat party in Washington, D.C., don’t see the message and pivot, I think you’re going to see a red wave. But again, it is going to come down to the best candidates, who builds the biggest tents, who reaches out to all portions of the coalition that is inside your party. . . . Both chambers literally hang by a thread. We talked about . . . Democrats can only afford to lose three votes on a given measure right now. There is one vacancy. So, that might go up by one before the next elections. But it only takes a handful of flips for the House of Representatives. It only takes a single flip for the U.S. Senate for the control of that chamber to change. . . . So, look I think the message of Virginia and New Jersey even if it’s not being heard in Washington, D.C., I guarantee you it is being heard by voters all across the country. After reports came out about the Biden Administration potentially giving out $450,000 to illegal immigrants who have been separated from their families at the border, President Biden declined this possibility about these payments. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was quick to contradict him releasing a statement : President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy. How was the President not briefed by his own Administration? The President is the boss at the end of the day and should be the one who rejects this policy. We will continue to monitor these two bills and the status of these payments and provide you with updates. Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of the Democrat’s reaction to the election results in Virginia. Watch the full broadcast below. Support the work of the ACLJ , as we continue to bring you expert analysis on the issues that matter post. Have your Tax-Deductible gift DOUBLED through our Matching Challenge.