A lot of voters underestimated Joe Biden's ability to make a mess of things. But even with depressing headlines about the border, Afghanistan, inflation, COVID, and the Joint Chiefs, the president's allies are worried that the biggest catastrophe is Biden's own reputation. "I think he's got a pretty big credibility crisis on his hands," NBC's Chuck Todd admitted frankly. "Because all of these problems, in some ways, showed up after he said something basically the exact opposite."
For an administration that came to power prioritizing the symbolic over the substantive, the Biden administration is hoping that the 10-year anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will provide some much-needed relief from a seemingly endless parade of bad news.
"If the American people knew the truth at the border, they would be crying and screaming from the rooftops," insisted Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas). As of yesterday, nearly 15,000 migrants were huddled together under a bridge in the small border town of Del Rio (normal population approximately 35,000) due west of San Antonio, with hundreds more arriving every hour. Many migrants are simply wading through knee-deep water across a small dam in the Rio Grande. Most of the migrants arrived since Wednesday, when there were only 4,000. Border patrol has sent more agents to the area given reports that tens of thousands of migrants are on their way.
Joe Biden may be headed for the beach, but don't expect it to be a vacation from his problems. When the president got on the plane this afternoon, the White House was frantically trying to clean up another mess of Biden's making -- this time on the southern border. In Del Rio, Texas, where more than 10,000 migrants are wading in the water on the U.S.-Mexico border, the president's team can't stop the flood of shocking images. It's just one more snapshot in his photo album of failures.
Attorneys general in 24 states sent a letter to President Biden yesterday, threatening legal action if he follows through on his threat to mandate private companies with more than 100 employees to require their employees either take the coronavirus vaccine, submit to weekly testing, or be fired. One of those attorneys general, Dave Yost of Ohio, explained further on "Washington Watch."
As the FRC team continues to pour over the text of the monstrous $3.5 trillion infrastructure package Democrats have assembled, we continue to find a liberal grab-bag of social policies.