After far-left Democrats rebelled against his push to pass his $1.2 billion infrastructure deal, Joe Biden cancelled plans to travel to Rehoboth, Delaware on Friday.
Mr. Biden was due to leave the White House this weekend. He owns a beach home in the ritzy Delaware area. These plans were abandoned when House Speaker Nancy Perlosi , California Democrat was forced to resist a revolt from her major’s left-flank.
The speaker triggered the revolt by caving to a cadre of House Democrats and postponing a vote on the White House’s multi-trillion-dollar social welfare bill, while pushing forward on infrastructure.
At the moment, Mr. Biden makes personal calls to far-left legislators in an attempt to garner support for the infrastructure bill.
“He is working hard to get everyone there and urged all of us to do the same,” said Rep. Jared Huffman (a California Democrat).
Mrs. Pelosi were long committed to moving the measure and the social security bill together, or not at all. After moderates threatened not to support the social welfare bill until they could analyze its true cost, that promise was broken.
” We had hoped that we could bring both bills to floor today,” stated Mrs. Pelosi . “Some members need more clarity or validation of numbers… we honor that request .”
Mrs. Pelosi’s decision to renege set off far-left lawmakers, specifically the 98-member Congressional Progressive Caucus.
” If our colleagues want to wait for a CBO Score, we would be willing to give them that — after which we can vote together on both bills,” said Rep. Pramila Japal, Washington Democrat who chairs the CPC.
Progressives are currently threatening to destroy the infrastructure if Mrs. Pelosi holds a separate vote. However, the speaker seems willing to take that risk.
“I believe that there are a lot of progressive members who will vote in favor of the bill,” stated Mrs. Pelosi . “I have the secret whip count .”
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