President Joe Biden has expressed frustration with House Republicans' actions, and he didn't hold back during a recent speech at the White House. Following a narrowly avoided government shutdown, Biden criticized House Republican lawmakers, referring to them as "MAGA extremists" and holding them responsible for pushing the government to the brink of another crisis.
In his speech, Biden used strong language, declaring, "Enough is enough is enough!" and called for an end to brinkmanship. He urged House Republicans to pass a yearlong budget agreement and honor the deal that had been negotiated months earlier. The President emphasized the significance of the U.S. economy and urged lawmakers to treat it with the seriousness it deserves.
By signing the resolution, Biden granted Congress an additional 45 days to pass the annual appropriations bill and secure funding for the upcoming fiscal year. The resolution also included Biden's $16 billion supplemental request for disaster relief and maintained government funding at fiscal 2023 levels.
President Biden: "I've never quite seen a Republican Congress, or any Congress, act like this… Enough is enough. This is not that complicated. The brinksmanship has to end. There's no excuse for another crisis." pic.twitter.com/SY2rnhcQl3
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 1, 2023
While some Democrats voted in favor of keeping the government open, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) criticized the resolution, describing it as nothing more than "pushing the snooze button" on the ongoing dysfunction. Fetterman voiced his frustration, stating that he was tired of normalizing this state of dysfunction.
It is evident that the brinkmanship of House Republicans and the overall dysfunction in Congress are testing President Biden's patience. However, it's important to consider whether it is fair to attribute all the blame to one party, especially since both sides play a role in the current state of affairs. It is high time for Congress to set aside political games and prioritize working for the American people and their international allies.