Joe Biden’s White House seems to be stuck on pause when it comes to personnel matters. It turns out that the Senate, which has the power to confirm Biden’s nominations, is causing some serious roadblocks.
One of Biden’s nominees, Julie Su, for the position of head of America’s Department of Labor, can’t seem to catch a break. Moderate Democrats, who apparently have some sense left in them, are hesitant to support her. It’s almost like they have reservations about someone who may not align with their principles and values.
But Su’s nomination isn’t the only one facing opposition. Senator Tommy Tuberville, the Republican hero from Alabama, is standing up against the Pentagon’s abortion policy by holding up hundreds of military advancements. Good for Tuberville for taking a stand and not letting the liberal agenda steamroll our armed forces.
With Tuberville’s strong resistance, it’s quite possible that Biden will head into the 2024 election without a confirmed Labor secretary. It seems like the Democrats’ push for diversity and inclusivity doesn’t apply to accepting different viewpoints within their own party. They’d rather tow the liberal line than consider alternative perspectives.
And let’s not forget that Marty Walsh, Biden’s former Labor secretary, decided to jump ship on his own accord. Maybe Walsh realized he was swimming against the conservative tide and wisely chose to retreat.
It’s clear that Biden and his gang of federal liberals need to learn the art of compromise. But instead, they stubbornly refuse to negotiate, making it harder to get anything done. Perhaps they should take a page from the Republican playbook and find common ground with the opposition. It’s called working together, folks!
Even some Democrats are starting to admit that their own party is causing major headaches for Biden. Jim Manley, a former aide to top Democrats, had the audacity to point out that not all Democrats are blindly following Biden’s lead. Who would have thought? It turns out that Biden can’t rely on his party members to fall in line with his every whim.
The bottom line is that Biden and his team need to prioritize, compromise, and find acting capacity solutions until they can secure confirmed nominations. If Republicans continue to block Defense and State Department nominees, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Biden to achieve anything meaningful. But hey, at least the conservatives are keeping the liberal agenda in check.