- Rashida Tlaib, the progressive Democrat from Michigan, gave a speech responding to Joe Biden’s SOTU.
- Liberals want the president to push harder on progressive policies such as student debt forgiveness.
- Tension among Democratic moderates and progressives comes as the mid-term election season has begun.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., called for student loan debt forgiveness and passage of the Build Back Better Act and voting rights legislation during her Working Families Party’s response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.
“The majority of the Build Back Better agenda is stalled Mr. President. Our work is unfinished. We are ready to jumpstart our work again,”Tlaib, a Democrat, said on behalf of the independent political party.
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