After the November Midterms, Joe Biden thought it would be smooth sailing to his re-election bid in 2024.
But the exact opposite is happening and his own Party is even starting to turn on him.
And now these 59 Democrats just handed Joe Biden the biggest loss of his Presidency.
The Presidency is out-of-control
For decades, one of the biggest issues politicians in both parties have ignored is the executive branch’s out-of-control use of executive orders, which led to immense executive overreach by both Democrat and Republican Presidents.
Most recently, President Joe Biden attempted to unilaterally cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt through an executive order – an action even former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has admitted is unconstitutional and outside the President’s authority.
Even former President Donald Trump abused executive orders.
Despite both the Obama and Bush administration’s longstanding determination that bump stocks did not fit within the legal meaning of “machinegun,” Trump directed his administration to reinterpret existing laws that ban fully automatic firearms and changed the definition of “machinegun” to include bump stocks after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
Clearly, executive overreach comes in all shapes, sizes, and political affiliations, but many of the executive orders issued by President Biden and his regime have also increased already sky-high inflation rates.
From revoking the permits needed to build the Keystone XL Pipeline to ordering the federal government to move toward purchasing only electric vehicles over the next decade, Biden’s executive orders have had an unprecedented effect on increasing the cost-of-living in America.
“Pushing one big-spending policy after another, President Biden has continued to throw fuel on the inflationary fire,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said. “That fire is rapidly consuming the wages of our constituents. They have had to pay higher and higher prices for everything from eggs to electricity, all while inflation pushes their real wages further and further behind.”
Biden’s new handcuffs
As a result, Comer and his fellow House Republicans put forward the REIN IN Act to pump the brakes on both Biden’s executive overreach and its impact on inflation.
Fox News reported that under the REIN IN Act, “any executive order that has an annual budgetary effect of $1 billion or more would have to first be studied by the administration for its possible inflationary effects on the economy.”
By forcing the White House to assess such inflationary effects, House Republicans hope it will force Biden – and future Presidents – to think twice before attempting to unilaterally impose costly new rules on the nation.
But it wasn’t just Republicans who were champing at the bit to rein in Biden’s executive authority.
Democrats are turning on Biden
In fact, when it was all said and done, a total of 59 House Democrats joined every Republican in supporting the passage of the REIN IN Act, helping it easily pass by a 272-148 margin.
Of course, the fact that 148 Democrats honestly believe that such handcuffs on any President’s ability to unilaterally pass regulations that increase inflation are not necessary shows how far detached from reality the Party has become.
According to Democrats like “Squad” member Cori Bush (D-MO), there is “no evidence” that any policies coming from Washington, D.C. – be it Biden’s executive orders or the past Democrat-controlled Congress’ numerous multi-trillion dollar socialist spending sprees – played a role in increasing inflation.
Instead, she claimed COVID and Russian President Vladimir Putin were to blame.
“The global spike in inflation has been caused by food and fuel disruptions resulting from the illegal and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as auto part supply shortages connected to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bush claimed during debate over the bill. “There is no evidence that government spending or executive orders by President Biden have increased inflation.”
Other Democrats went with the claim that their massive socialist spending sprees, like the $1.9 TRILLION so-called “American Rescue Plan” and erroneously named $700 billion “Inflation Reduction Act,” have simply done a good enough job to tame inflation, which means no such further limitations are needed.
“Because of the American Rescue Plan and the actual Inflation Reduction Act that Democrats passed last year, our country’s inflation rate is now lower than in the U.K., Canada, and 20 other European Union member states,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed.
Never mind the fact that Representative Elaine Luria (D-VA) previously admitted that the Inflation Reduction Act “might be the name, but it’s a huge environmental bill” designed to advance the Democrats’ radical environmental agenda.
Regardless, the question now becomes how many Senate Democrats will also look to support reining in President Biden’s executive overreach?
And if these 59 House Democrats are the canary in the coal mine, Joe Biden’s troubles may be just getting started.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.