The mask has now come fully off, with President Biden vowing to “veto anything they do” when asked during an MSNBC interview about how he will handle working with Republicans if the red wave hands the GOP the House and Senate this November.
That comment came when the MSNBC interviewer, Jonathan Capeheart, asked:
“You unveiled a new attack line earlier today. You dropped it here just a moment ago. But the full line was Mega MAGA trickle down. Surely you consider your student loan forgiveness program to be an antidote to that.
“But here’s a problem, I think, for you and Democrats. Despite all the good economic news, low unemployment, record job creation, wage increases, Social Security, cost of living, adjustment to 8.7%, the highest in 40 years. And yet poll after poll shows that Americans, the American people trust Republicans on the economy and think that Republicans should control Congress. How do you how do you break through that?”
Responding, Biden first attacked the veracity of the polls and highlighted his supposed accomplishments in helping people, saying:
“First of all, that I’m not sure about the polls because, you know, the way people conduct polls today, it’s hard. 90% of it, as you get on a telephone where you have to call seven times to get somebody to answer the phone. Number one.
“Number two, a lot of what we’ve done and we passed has not kicked in yet. For example, you know, we have all this money to rebuild highways, bridges, internet, etc., but it’s going to take time. It’s not all happen overnight. It’s not like we passed a law and all of a sudden the highways and bridges are all functioning. It’s not like we’re in a position where we’re saying no senior, which we do, is going to have to pay more than $2,000 a year for the drug costs. Even so, some are paying 13, 14, 15 with helping their families because the cancer drugs and the like, it hadn’t kicked in and didn’t kick in until next year. So a lot of what we’ve done, people are are hurting. They’re hurting because, you know, when you when you take away that margin for people sitting around the kitchen table and they’re paying, you know, three times as much or two times or one and a half times as much for the gasoline it matters. I grew up in a family where when that occurred, it was a discussion at home.
“And so I think this is a process of people making sure that what we say we’re doing really is going to happen. And they and so that’s why these last several weeks I’m doing is saying, here’s what we’re for. Here’s a third for and make a choice and vote. And I think people are going to show up and vote like they did last time.”
Capeheart then pressed, asking Biden how he will “protect women.” In his words:
“One of the things you said you’re for, Mr. President, is codifying Roe. You said that, you’ve said you need 51 or 53 seats in order, in the Senate in order to make that happen. But what happens if Republicans take control of Congress? How are you going to protect women?”
That’s when Biden pledged total intransigence in dealing with a GOP-led legislature, saying:
“Veto anything they do. They have to get, for them to make Dobbs wo–, for them to outlaw Roe, outlaw the right of a woman, to make a choice with her doctor, to not make exceptions for rape and incest and etc., and pass it out of the Congress to make it the law of the land. The President has to sign it. I’ll veto it.”
That comment was similar to what Biden recently said during a White House press conference, pledging not to cut welfare services under any circumstances. In his words:
“I will not cut Social Security. I will not cut Medicare no matter how hard they work at it. Folks, we know what the Republican Congress will do if they regain power. They’re telling us, they’re being straight up about it.
“They’re going to repeal prescription drug prices that I just signed into law, and raise drug prices. They’re going to cut Social Security and Medicare. They’ll pass massive tax cuts for the wealthy, make them permanent. They’ll threaten the very foundations of the American economy if we don’t meet their demands. And they talk about inflation? Everything they propose and are proposing will make inflation worse — everything.”
By: Gen Z Conservative