It was reported recently by TrendingPolitics.com, President Joe Biden made an appearance at the Congressional baseball game on Wednesday night, which was held at the Washington Nationals’ stadium. As Biden appeared to near the Republicans’ dugout, he was soundly booed.
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Biden, however, was still able to garner some scattered cheers from members of the crowd. This is Washington D.C., after all. One could still hear booing in the crowd, however. Biden hugged Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was in attendance. Neither were wearing masks. Joe Biden had earlier canceled a trip to Chicago, purportedly so he can work on his legislative agenda. “In meetings and calls over the weekend and through today, President Biden has been engaging with members of Congress on the path forward for the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal,” a White House official claimed. “He will now remain at the White House tomorrow to continue working on advancing these two pieces of legislation to create jobs, grow the economy and make investments in families, rather than failed giveaways to the rich and big corporations.”
As Politico reported , Moderate Democrats expected Biden to start twisting House progressives’ arms during their White House meeting last week. But we’re told by sources in the progressive camp and another senior Democratic aide that the president has neither asked progressives to drop their demand that the reconciliation bill pass in tandem with BIF, nor pressed them to accept a stand-alone vote on BIF this week — at least not yet. This has infuriated moderates.
“The president needs to pick up the phone and call people,” the moderate source close to the talks told us. The person argued that the White House has been in “listening mode” for too long and needs to bang heads to get this vote over the finish line this week.
It’s not just moderates who are dismayed. “There are a lot of mistakes happening here,” the senior Democratic aide said Sunday night, acknowledging the lack of a game plan going into such a critical week. “There is no whip effort on the BIF yet. Everything is hanging by a thread. Biden needs to be more engaged.”