House Progressives Show Signs Of New Strength Heading Into Biden Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Ezra Levin, co-executive director of Indivisible, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new dynamic in Congress heading into the Biden administration in which the Congressional Progressive Congress is asserting more power and shaping high level negotiations like the Covid relief bill. Aired on 12/18/2020.
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House Progressives Show Signs Of New Strength Heading Into Biden Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

45 Comments on "House Progressives Show Signs Of New Strength Heading Into Biden Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Alfred Basurto | December 18, 2020 at 2:45 AM | Reply

    Why wouldn’t they? It’s a inclusive new government compared to the last administration. Let’s defeat division by including everyone. Including Republicans willing.

    • @Lloyd B : OK, Karen 🙄. Now you’re going to show up on every thread, digging at Pelosi, because she hurt your feelings and helped to defeat trump. Shouldn’t you be in a shopping mall, waving your doctor’s note, excusing you from masks, and slapping 16 year old checkout girls for refusing to serve you? I’m sure I saw you on YouTube, KARENPOCALYPSE, getting arrested, and screaming at a group of black teenagers for video it on their phones? 🤔 That was you, right Karen? 🤣

    • @Ash Roskell Progressive House members need to tell Pelosi they’re withholding their votes for Speaker until she agrees to hold a floor vote in the House for Med4All.
      This is not my idea, but it’s one that’s gaining a lot of traction among progressives

    • @Ash Roskell toddlers like you see everything in binary (“If you’re not for Biden you must be for Trump”)

    • Unfortunately Biden isn’t putting progressives in his administration. Only a diverse group based on what seems to be driven by identity politics. There should be no Repub in the admin. With the MAGA crowd taking over the GOP, Repubs like the Lincoln Project and Scarborough are trying to move the party further right so they can then comfortably switch parties. Let them change the GOP back to what they would like it to be. Progressives need to keep moving the party left to be more representative of what people really want the government to be.

    • @Lloyd B I’m with you Lloyd! Force Pelosi to take the floor vote on M4A or no support for her speakership. She has completely failed in the covid negotiations.

  2. That’s hopeful. I hope that they also fight for aid to the states that have been hardest hit. Dealing with it since March. Blue states that they refuse to help in large part. Covid has cost them huge amounts. States have to balance their budget unlike the feds so the heroes that everyone praises and claps for will have to be laid off. Police, Medical personnel, teachers.

  3. Georgia

  4. Dems finally growin a pair…a BIG PAIR😍

    • Yeah the Democrats ie, the Progressive Wing…whereas the establishment DNC are more like the Reagan Republicans in the 80s: Center-Right in policy…which is a shame, a direct policy scam against the people.

  5. Omg yes progressive

  6. I’m so excited 😆 yes progressive

    • If you watch MSDNC for your news, you’re no progressive.
      Sorry to break the news to you

    • @Lloyd B Please enjoy the next four to eight BIDEN years. 🙂

    • @E Hole They won’t be progressive years unless you’re referring to Joe’s dementia

    • @E Hole Dr. Evil, I haven’t seen BIDEN fighting for stimulus checks for the millions of people who need it. He only won because we had to get rid of trump. He’s a place holder. If he tries to be Republican light like he has in the past we will wind up with a more terrible version of trump, so if I were you I’d stop acting likes he’s the second coming.

    • @Lloyd B So true!

  7. Jackyc1234 Clark | December 18, 2020 at 3:58 AM | Reply

    Georgia

  8. eduardo quirino | December 18, 2020 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    I don’t think Trump will sign any covid relief. He is wallowing in his misery and wants the people to suffer.

    • A tame sheep ate of my narrative ̆_ ̆٥ | December 18, 2020 at 5:07 AM | Reply

      if vaccines really work then why are the vaccinated afraid of the unvaccinated

    • @A tame sheep ate of my narrative ̆_ ̆٥ The vaccines require time to work. Most of the people are not vaccinated. Most of the vaccines require two shots. There are some people who are immunocompromised like people suffering from cancer or having other diseases like autoimmune disease, on whom vaccines won’t work effectively. Vaccines are not a replacement for the immune system, it’s more like like a training tool to teach the immune system to respond to a particular pathogen.

    • Two words : veto override.

  9. Progressive…. yes… it’s just competence, you know that thing abscent in the current Administration.

    • Biden has zero progressives in his cabinet.

    • @Lloyd B True and predictably, the DNC will blame them for their own policy and optics failures to come.

      Pelosi and Co will use Progressives as scapegoats and the media will gladly help them do just that – as in the interview this week where Stephanie Ruhle went after Bernie undeservedly but days later (in contrast) treated Manchin with kid’s gloves.

  10. Very good. At least they do fight back against the enemies… The REPUBLICANS…

  11. Parslow Pongbert | December 18, 2020 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile Biden is reaching out to Republicans by appointing trump as his ethics advisor.

    • A man with no ethics… as an ethic advisor… lol.

    • Wouldn’t be surprised at this point either if this were to become reality.

      Biden, trying to be lovey dovey is a huge mistake…he’s letting the scorpion climb back up on his hand after the people took it off him.

      That’s a sign he won’t move forward much and will come short in his presidency.

    • LOL

    • Asiimwe Balinda | December 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM | Reply

      The Republican Party, the party of Lincoln is dead; what replaced it is a whitesupremacist Trumpian party determined to destroy the country.

  12. Russian Blue Cat | December 18, 2020 at 4:43 AM | Reply

    It’s actually kind of sad that direct payments to the millions of people suffering was not the very first part negotiated as a bipartisan item and has to be considered progressive.

    • “kind of sad”? It’s reprehensible

    • What’s sad is people think the answer is print more money!! Just sit home and let govt control everything Dems!! Just give them more money so govt can go after the middle class to repay for these jellyfish letting officials close down small businesses and close schools forcing parents to QUIT JOBS!!
      👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Keep America Pedo!! -Biden

    • @Ryan Hanifan it’s our money. Why shouldn’t we get it?

    • @Ryan Hanifan You’re comment is laughable.

    • Diane O'Donovan | December 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      @Lloyd B Absolutely right. The people in Congress swore to protect the nation… and that’s ‘we the people’. Never forget that a properly researched and documented bill – the Heroes Bill- was designed with direct payments and was passed by the House of Reps In MAY. The Republicans seem to think they have to block and quibble for their own political agenda, even with no-brainer bills like a covid relief bill. Whose interests do they think have priority over those of the people now hungry and already made homeless? The Republicans act like acts of congress are some sort of business deal where the only parties to the contract are themselves, their financial lobbyists and (last of all) the Democrats. The major party here is the people of America and it’s NOT a business deal. It’s their job to form, and pass legislation for the people. That’s it.

  13. Direct payments should be a given especially after months of nothing

  14. To ALL BELOVED GEORGIAN.
    PLEASE LET AMERICA REALLY GREAT WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS.
    VOTE FOR TWO DEMOCRAT SENATOR ON JANUARY 05,2021
    THANK YOU ❤️

  15. “GEORGIA… … …”***. ***

  16. This is the intellectual equivelant for getting a gold star after every word you write on a story in an Elementary School Classroom.We are all so screwed!

  17. That7Old7Black7Magic | December 18, 2020 at 9:16 AM | Reply

    Everything he’s saying is the same old, stuff 💨 we’ve heard all year. Now they want you excited again? Gaslighting at it’s worst.

  18. That7Old7Black7Magic | December 18, 2020 at 9:18 AM | Reply

    If they we’re going to do it, they’d just do it.

  19. The dream team is what they are…referencing the movie for the sheep.

  20. Finally, maybe, just maybe a strong enough Democrat progressive caucus to over match the power of the GOP tea party radicals.

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