Tlaib is the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Tlaib has wielded the caucus’s massive membership in the past to influence the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the White House’s legislative agenda.
Typically only the opposing party would respond to a president’s speech. This year Democrat factions have decided they too will join the opposition party and give their own criticism of Biden’s agenda.
Not only will Tlaib give a rebuttal for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) will speak for the Congressional Black Caucus.
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) told Axios that Democrats should be showing unity behind the president. “In times of crisis, we should all stand by our president,” she said.
Three speeches in one night from Democrats perhaps speaks to the failings of a president who has failed to lead the party to any significant successes during his tenure.
Instead, the nation has inflation that has increased to a 40-year-high. Supply chain woes have continued. More than two million migrants have been apprehended at the southern border. Gas prices have risen by $1.00 since last year. Fentanyl has become the greatest killer among 18-45-year-olds. Weekly wages have tanked. And the deadly Afghan withdrawal deeply embarrassed the nation.