House Democrats are furious with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for her plan to ruin President Joe Biden’s big night and give her own response to Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. The Republican Governor of Iowa will give the GOP’s official response.
“It’s like keying your own car and slashing your own tires,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) said of Tlaib’s move. It’s massively counterproductive.” He added:
“This only highlights the real tension between the socialist far left and the common-sense moderate wing, which is focused on crime, costs, tax cuts and affordability, and turning the page on COVID.”
Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) said: “In times of crisis, we should all stand by our president.
“It is astonishing that the radical left continues to promote a Democratic death wish, and sees no problem relegating our party to the permanent minority.”
Tlaib said earlier:
“Look past the headlines & hear progressives’ vision for working with the President & Congress to deliver for our residents.
“Despite some sensational coverage, it’s simple: I’m giving a speech about supporting President Biden and his Build Back Better agenda for the people.
“No one fought harder for Build Back Better and a pro-democracy agenda than progressives,” Tlaib said.
“The work is unfinished and we’re not giving up on what our communities deserve. We need to get as much done for the people as we can this year, and elect a majority that can deliver for working families in 2023.”
Holly Otterbein, a Politico reporter said:
“Rashida Tlaib will deliver a formal response to President Biden’s SOTU address on behalf of the left-wing Working Families Party. She’s expected to hammer moderates who have stymied his agenda.”
DON'T FORGET – Join us & @WorkingFamilies for the WFP #StateOfTheUnion watch party & response from @RashidaTlaib to Biden’s SOTU address on 3/1 (TOMORROW)!— WI Working Families Party 🧀❄️🐄 (@wiworkingfam) February 28, 2022
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Despite some sensational coverage, it’s simple: I’m giving a speech about supporting President Biden and his Build Back Better agenda for the people. Look past the headlines & hear progressives’ vision for working with the President & Congress to deliver for our residents. https://t.co/QMVBxbUV3Q— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 23, 2022