(TheDailyHorn.com) – For nearly two years, Joe Biden pushed himself as a moderate Democrat who hoped to bridge the divide between liberals and conservatives to get things done for America. However, since the end of the Democratic primary in summer 2020, Biden has become increasingly willing to help push portions of the agenda of the Democrats’ far-left wing.
That acceptance apparently includes championing one of the left’s more iconic (and divisive) figures. On Wednesday, June 30, Biden told Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that the controversial 82-year-old should run for the US Senate.
Biden suggests Maxine Waters should run for senatehttps://t.co/KwPCo8YD40
The man is clinically insane.. she is 82 .. enough of her 🤡🤡
— OldRivers (@noblers144) July 1, 2021
The statement caught Waters off-guard; she responded by patting the president on the back. Waters is a controversial character, even for a California representative and Republicans aren’t happy at Biden’s suggestion she run for the Senate.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) questioned the sincerity of Biden’s calls for bipartisanship in light of his remark. According to Republicans, there is plenty not to like about Waters. For instance, in 2018, she called for her supporters to hunt down then-President Trump’s cabinet members and harass them. Her anti-police rhetoric is well-known and rivaled only by that of the Squad and she made a series of remarks last year that appeared to encourage rioters acting out in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
On the bright side, Waters might have a difficult time defeating incumbent Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA). Incumbents are extremely difficult to beat, and Waters’ controversial statements could hurt her more than help if she chooses to follow Biden’s advice and run for the Senate.
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