WASHINGTON – Shortly after meeting at the White House on Wednesday, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy signaled a renewed effort with an aggressive fundraising text targeting his host, the president.
“I just met with Corrupt Joe Biden and he’s STILL planning to push his radical Socialist agenda onto the American people,” the text said.
McCarthy and other Republicans have said intraparty squabbles, including the drama surrounding Rep. Liz Cheney, distracted them from presenting a unified front against Biden and his big spending plans.
Now, with Cheney expelled from Republican congressional leadership, the GOP and its allies are renewing attacks on Biden on issues such as immigration, taxing the wealthy, foreign policy, and the ability of a 78-year-old man to handle the political world’s toughest jobs.
But a number of factors, analysts say, have stopped those Republican attempts so far – and could keep Republicans from landing a lasting punch.
Biden hosts ‘big four’ Congressional leaders at WH
President Joe Biden hosts the first formal gathering of the “big four” congressional leaders on Wednesday. Biden’s sit-down Oval Office meeting comes as the White House accelerates its efforts to reach a bipartisan infrastructure agreement. (May 12)
More than three months in office, Biden enjoys approval ratings of more than 50%, and polling has shown support for his ambitious spending plans that include the already-approved $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill and the proposed…