‘Squad’ Not Invited to Key White House Meeting as Pressures Mount

'Squad' Not Invited to Key White House Meeting as Pressures Mount

(RightWing.org) – The Biden administration is trying to bridge the gap between the party’s far-left activists and its more Moderate traditional voter base – but the cracks are starting to show. Now Biden has sidelined some of the most prominent congressional radicals from a key discussion on his massive spending plans.

On October 4, Biden held a conference call with a group of “Progressive” representatives on his Build Back Better act. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) represented the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). None of them are unheard of, but they’re not exactly household names either. That’s left observers wondering why the most prominent members of the CPC weren’t there.

It turns out there’s a simple answer: The White House didn’t invite them. Nobody asked the so-called “Squad,” consisting of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), to take part in the call, and the reason isn’t hard to work out. Biden has been trying to reduce the cost of the $3.5 trillion spending package in an attempt to garner support from Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

By contrast, the Squad has launched increasingly ferocious attacks on the two Moderates, with AOC recently accusing Manchin of “killing people.” It looks like Biden would rather pass something even if that requires a compromise, and the Squad’s fanatical Socialism would just get in the way.

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