The Working Families Party formally announces that Dem MI Rep & squad member Rashida Tlaib will deliver the party’s response to Biden’s State of the Union speech next week. This shows divides inside the party as Dems have been unable to pass Build Back Better
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 23, 2022
According to POLITICO, Tlaib plans to hammer members of her own party in the response.
In the speech, given on behalf of the left-wing group Working Families Party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is expected to hammer moderate Democrats who have stymied Biden’s social spending and climate change package.
Tlaib will praise Biden’s stimulus bill and make the case that liberals have pushed aggressively for his agenda, according to a summary of her remarks shared exclusively with POLITICO.
The speech will put on display the deep rifts within the Democratic Party that have marked Biden’s presidency. Months ahead of the daunting midterm election, many Democrats are looking to put aside those differences in order to present a united front against Republicans. But the left sees an opportunity in this year’s primaries to elect a more liberal Democratic majority to Congress.
Yesterday it was announced Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will respond on behalf of Republicans to Biden’s remarks.