Minnesota Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar is making it clear that a Democrat Congress will make a Joe Biden presidency progressive.
The New York Post reports:
Rep. Ilhan Omar expects Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, if elected, will become far more progressive than the moderate he has presented himself as.
Policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all are specific far-Left policy goals Omar is vying for under a Biden presidency.
Omar made the comments during an interview on Axios on HBO.
Omar isn’t the only progressive in Congress with a radical policy agenda under a Biden presidency.
Following Monday’s confirmation vote for Trump-appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on social media to “Expand the court.”
Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 27, 2020
Omar, along Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib and Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Presley agreed.
Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices.
By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2020
We are going to take back the White House & Senate next week with a resounding mandate from the people to fight back against Trump’s illegitimately stacked judiciary. We must expand the Court if we’re serious about the transformational change the people are crying out for.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 27, 2020
We reject this injustice.
We will fight for our rights.
We will legislate our values. pic.twitter.com/lB55BCTvPa
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 27, 2020
Clearly, progressive Congressional Democrats will be calling the shots if Biden is elected president.