Monday outside the White House, activists and Democrat politicians demanded that Biden prioritize climate change in the infrastructure plan as they blocked all entrances to the White House.
The far-left Sunrise Movement – Soros funded – marched demanding Biden put climate change-related initiatives at the forefront of ongoing infrastructure negotiations. According to reports, protesters blocked every entrance to the White House as they demanded Biden comply with their Green New Deal agenda:
Among the radical left lawmakers who joined activists outside of the White House was Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), demanding the Biden administration “to go big and bold and visionary for our country and for our future and for our planet”:
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Cori Bush (D-MO) also made an appearance, embracing as the crowd of activists cheered.
“What we are here to tell them is that you can’t break this promise to us anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez told the invigorated crowd. “They’re setting up a world that they won’t have to live in. Ok, that’s why this matters. That’s why we fight.”
“As a result of your hard work, we’ve got folks in the Senate, we’ve got folks in the House, not just me, not just like they like to say is a tiny group of the ‘Squad’ … we have a critical mass of people saying no climate, no deal,” she added:
“We have seen dangerous heat events obliterating the northwest in record numbers, and we see that it’s coming up again over the next few days in places where they don’t even have AC,” Rep. Bush said at the event, bringing up other natural disasters such as flooding events in the midwest.
“People are suffering. People are dying because of our problem that society created. Society created the problem, and so society has to fix it,” she added:
The Progressive Caucus endorsed the movement, praising activists for making it clear that lawmakers must “go big, bold, and fast to fight the climate crisis.”
“This infrastructure package must include sufficient funding for climate. There is no time to waste,” the group added:
The far-left members of the Democrat caucus demand more than just an infrastructure deal.
“It’s as I said. There won’t be an infrastructure bill unless we have a reconciliation bill, plain and simple. … There ain’t going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill passed by the United States Senate,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week:
Her remarks caused an internal revolt from vulnerable Democrats, and Senate Republicans warned that the far-left tactics embraced by Pelosi and President Biden, who are also demanding measures focusing on human infrastructure, could very well blow up the bipartisan negotiations.
Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Republican Whip, blasted the demands of his Democrat colleagues.