DC locals to Fox: Pelosi ‘doesn’t have control over the progressives’

When Fox News interviewed several Washington, D.C. locals about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a disturbing trend emerged: They didn’t think the speaker had control over a significant portion of her own party.

The locals agreed that Pelosi is doing a “wonderful job” overall, according to Fox, but said she “doesn’t have control over the progressives” in her party.

“I mean, look at how Congress is divided. Democrats, even the Democrats, you have so many caucuses within the Democratic Party in Congress,” one man told Fox News. “She is trying to please every one of them.”

Pelosi tried once again to bring two President Joe Biden-initiated spending bills to the House floor for a vote on Friday, but only succeeded in passing one of them, the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that already went through the Senate months ago.

Biden demands passage

Progressives in the party had been holding the infrastructure bill hostage for weeks while they demanded passage of a larger “Build Back Better” act full of new social spending, but Senate moderates balked at the initial $3.5 trillion price tag and demanded it be cut down to between $1.5 and $2 trillion.

The bill is now around $1.75 trillion after weeks of negotiations, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and other moderate Democrats are demanding that the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score the bill before a vote.

President Biden on Friday demanded that Congress pass the bills “right now,” claiming that his previous $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief spending bill was helping the economy and that more spending was needed, according to Breitbart.

A number of progressives voted against the infrastructure bill, but it still passed with a few Republican votes to give Biden at least a partial win for his agenda.

Tough “row to hoe”

The battle to pass both bills may yet go Biden’s way, despite assertions by Republicans that another $3 trillion in spending will only make inflation worse.

Certainly, Pelosi will continue to fight for the Build Back Better bill, which has overtones of the World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” to permanently change the way world economies work.

She’s been between a rock and a hard place many times during her time as speaker, and to Republicans’ chagrin, she often seems to come out relatively unscathed and claiming success.

“I can’t conceive of a speaker in my lifetime who has had a tougher row to hoe than the one she’s been given,” one woman told Fox News.

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