US President Joe Biden speaks to reporters in Congress on January 13, 2022 (AFP / SAUL LOEB)
Joe Biden was battling Thursday to save his broader electoral reform from parliamentary disintegration, and during Black Thursday, which bluntly exposed the weaknesses of the US president, the Supreme Court saw the ban on vaccination duty in business.
“I hope we get there, but I’m not sure,” he admitted.
He rarely went to the Capitol for a meeting with Democratic senators dedicated to the project.
“If we fail the first time, we can try a second time,” the 79-year-old president said, however, he continues to struggle.
In the evening, he received Senators Joe Munchin and Senator Kirsten Cinema, two moderate Democrats blocking the plan. The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, ended just before 7:00 pm (00:00 GMT), a White House official said.
Democrat Sen. Kirsten Cinema (AFP / SAUL LOEB) January 13, 2022, on Capitol Hill, Washington.
Joe Biden’s decision to impose anti-Govt vaccine or routine testing on companies with more than 100 employees can do nothing after the Supreme Court’s ruling. He said he was “disappointed”.
The move, dear to Joe Biden, was condemned by elected Republican officials as an abuse of power. In a country where only 62% of the population is fully vaccinated, the question reveals deep political divisions.
However, the High Court has reviewed the vaccination obligation for employees of health facilities benefiting from federal funding.
– The biggest promises? –
The continuation of this bad news further erodes the political reputation of a president who has already become very unpopular and has probably made some great promises.
Joe Biden pledged to protect access to the ballot boxes for minorities and to ensure the transparency of the voting process, especially in the face of the many reforms undertaken by conservative countries in the south of the country.
US Supreme Court in Washington on January 11, 2022 (AFP / Stefani Reynolds)
These measures, adopted by Republicans, confirm that NGOs are discriminating against African Americans, especially those who voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden in the last election.
To prevent this, the Democrat leader wants to synchronize voting procedures and give the federal government the right to examine local initiatives.
To pass this major reform in the Senate would require, in principle, a majority increase of 60 votes. However, Democrats have 50 votes more than Vice President Kamla Harris and Republicans have 50 votes.
Unable to persuade the opposition senators and vehemently opposed, the Democrats have only one solution to save their plan: to break this parliamentary procedure and go for a simple majority.
– “Cycle of Hell” –
But this maneuver was first torpedoed by Kirsten Cinema. According to the Arizona senator, this strategy will only fuel the “hell cycle of division.”
Joe Manzin, another centrist senator who has already singled out Joe Biden’s huge $ 1.850 billion community program, said in a statement that he would not vote to “remove or weaken” this rule. The majority increased.
President Joe Biden in Congress on January 13, 2022 (AFP / SAUL LOEB)
The two elected officials are in favor of reform, but have never concealed their involvement in the 60-vote margin – even in a polarized political landscape, after Donald Trump’s tumultuous command, there is discriminatory dialogue. If impossible it will be very difficult.
Without their voice, reform would be doomed.
This Black Jupiter is a terrible reminder that Joe Biden has a very low latitude.
The Supreme Court must now be more conservative after the appointments of Donald Trump that he did not really control, the Conservative governments (abortion, voting rights, health strategy …) in open rebellion on many issues. .
In a few months, Joe Biden is in danger of losing a majority in Congress in the by-elections. In fact, he will be paralyzed until the next presidential election.
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