President Joe Biden is being attacked by members of the infamous “Squad” of radical leftist Democrat congresswomen for being “silent” about a recently completed oil pipeline in Minnesota.
Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Cori Bush (D-MO), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) all protested with local indigenous leaders to protest the new Line 3 pipeline, U.S. News & World Report reports.
Tlaib took direct aim at President Biden, saying, “I think it’s really important that President Biden understands that this decision around being silent is devastating these communities.”
Caught in the middle
President Biden is caught between Republicans eager to take his administration down and Democrats who believe he isn’t radical enough.
Omar also took a shot at Biden, saying, “It is unconscionable for us to see zero action being taken by our governor and President in stopping this pipeline.”
The Minnesota Democrat clearly missed the memo about Biden and his support of pipelines. While Biden may have canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, his approval of a Russian pipeline speaks volumes of Biden’s environmental principles.
He’s losing allies
The only way to get President Biden’s attention is with national controversy. Clearly, the buzz wasn’t there around the Line 3 pipeline, and as a result, it survived a political “canceling.”
While the Line 3 pipeline may have survived, President Biden has further alienated the radical leftists in the Democratic Party.
The president is finding himself short of allies with all the chaos that has afflicted his administration for the past month. Republicans are already looking to impeach him, and certain Democrats wouldn’t be sad to see Biden gone.
Biden’s grim future
One ally that President Biden has seemingly been able to retain is, surprisingly, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Business Insider reports that McConnell has, so far, been opposed to talks of pursuing impeachment for Biden over his handling of the Afghanistan evacuation. While Republicans certainly have a case to impeach the president, they simply don’t have the votes.
If Republicans retake the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections, that will change everything. McConnell would have the votes, and refusing to impeach President Biden would be political suicide. Republicans may even be able to exploit the schism between President Biden and the far left “Squad” to vulture a few more impeachment votes.