Progressives criticize Biden and Harris for not doing more to help voting rights

Progressives criticize Biden and Harris for not doing more to help voting rights

Progressives criticize Biden and Harris for not doing more to help voting r...

Risk of a first major public rift with Democrats’ progressive wing if a breakthrough is not found soon

When the New York Democratic congressman Mondaire Jones, a freshman, was at the White House last week for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday, he told Joe Biden their party needed him more involved in passing voting legislation on Capitol Hill.

Biden “just sort of stared at me”, Jones said of the US president’s response, describing an “awkward silence” that passed between the two.

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