One day into his presidency, Joe Biden spoke of unity in his inaugural speech to the nation. Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader, has accused Biden of being aimed for in the wrong direction on his first day in office. Moreover, McConnell said there is time for Mr. Biden to think that he doesn’t owe his election to the far left.
The theme of President Biden’s inaugural speech on Wednesday was hard to miss. At least eleven times, he states the word unity and uniting, which is about once every two minutes.
McConnell said that he had been uninspired with Biden’s preliminary actions, who he has known for decades. Moreover, McConnel accused Biden of being beholden to a left-wing fringe of his party.
McConnell, like Joe Biden, is 78, and both were in the US Senate since 1985.
Joe Biden Signs 17 Executive Orders
Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders on January 20 afternoon, getting to work immediately after his inauguration. Many of his actions were to undo Trump’s policies, such as rejoining the Paris Agreement, canceling a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, and removing a Trump-selected general counsel to the HLRB (National Labor Relations Board).
However, Republican officials claim the agreement, which Trump almost immediately pulled the US out of after taking office in 2017. That action will impact creating jobs and unfairly hold the U to an environmental standard not met by India or China.
Environmentalist and Native American tribes have taken issue with the 1200-mile pipeline since 2004, as it draws oil from tar sands and runs through tribal territory. The conservatives believe that the move will negatively influence the oil and gas industry and employment in the sector.
Six of Joe Biden’s 17 orders, memos, and proclamations deal with immigration. He ordered efforts to preserve a DACA program that has safeguarded thousands of people who arrived in the US as children from deportation since it was introduced in 2012. Biden also extended temporary legal status to Liberians who fled civil war and the Ebola virus outbreak to June 2022.
Biden’s most determined proposal is an immigration bill that would give legal status and a pathway to citizenship to an estimated 11 million people who entered America before January 1. The bill reduced the time that family members must wait outside the US for green cards.
McConnell reminded Biden Americans to note to keep Senate 50-50
Republicans objected to the Paris climate agreement, an international accord joined by nearly 200 countries intending to lower greenhouse-gas emissions and reversing the human impact on climate change.
Joe Biden’s climate-forward initiatives indicate his administration’s firm stance on tackling climate change in America and making policy changes that will target environmentally-conscious policies.
McConnell also prompted Biden that Americans voted to keep a split the upper chamber, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. Splitting means Republicans mean to challenge policies they believe will have negative influences on their constituents.
Several congressional Democrats have discussed removing the filibuster, a move McConnell urged US senators to reconsider. Keeping the filibuster as a political tool means Democrats would have to garner ten Republican votes to get most legislation passed through the Senate.
McConnell stated that the president should refocus his administration on creating handsome-paying US jobs, not sacrificing our people’s livelihoods to liberal representation.