At this time, the White House is under fire from all sides. Growing numbers of Americans are taking issue with the leadership of Joe Biden. However, the reasons presented vary across the political spectrum.
Republicans have expressed issues with Biden’s economic policies, along with his approaches to the southern border and other issues that have real impacts on Americans’ lives.
Independents, on the other hand, largely stopped approving of Biden, due to his shift away from what many viewed as moderate promises of leadership during the 2020 election.
Finally, Democrats aren’t pleased with Biden’s failure to erase student loans, his inability to pass the Build Back Better Act, or his response to the sacking of Roe v. Wade.
Yet, as left-wing criticism against the president grows, his administration is pushing back.
A Sharper Tone From the White House
Democrats have repeatedly been clear in their views that Biden should have projected a more aggressive attitude regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Certain left-wing critics even maintain that Biden’s recently signed executive order promoting abortion and contraception access doesn’t go far enough.
To this end, the White House released a statement through its communications director. In a nutshell, the message claims that Biden’s response to the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling is not about meeting the demands of “some activists.”
Does the WH think their goal in responding to Dobbs has been achieved? https://t.co/WEqkjNDA0e
— Sophia Tesfaye (@SophiaTesfaye) July 9, 2022
Likewise, the Biden administration claimed the “activists” slamming the president are far removed from the mainstream positions of the Democrat Party.
This tone from the White House comes amid growing calls for Biden to not go through with a 2024 re-election campaign.
Already, some Democrats who’ve come up as potential primary challengers of Biden are Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
The upcoming midterm elections have also been a source of contention between Biden and his base. The president continues to reiterate that Americans should turn out in full force so Democrats can expand power in Congress and pass federal abortion laws.
JOE BIDEN: "I'm gonna look like a fool here" pic.twitter.com/IL9QlJwuss
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 10, 2022
Meanwhile, some Democrats believe that waiting until November and hoping the midterms swing in their favor isn’t an assertive enough approach. Already, Biden’s team is being questioned about why Democrats failed to codify Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court’s ruling last month.
In a recent interview, Vice President Kamala Harris stated Democratic officials thought Roe was “settled.” All things considered, tensions between the White House and its base don’t appear set to end anytime soon.