(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Political commentator and former Obama advisor David Axelrod admitted on CNN that many aspects of the country is “out of control” and that President Joe Biden is “not in command.”
Tapper mentioned Biden’s recent declaration that he will be attempting to do away with the Senate filibuster in an attempt to codify Roe v. Wade into law.
Both Tapper and Axelrod acknowledged that Biden has no power to make that happen.
“There are lots of Democratic senators very concerned—less publicly so—about changing the filibuster rules for the reason I explained.”
Jumping off that point, Axelrod said that Biden’s inability to end the filibuster is a symbolic microcosm of his situation.
“I mean this is the lot that Biden finds himself in,” he said. “There is this sense that things are kind of out of control and he’s not in command. And this lends to that.”
“Inflation, no one president can control inflation, but it is a gale force wind right now. It’s effecting politics,” Axelrod explained, adding, “You heard him on gas prices today.
“He talks about the gas tax holiday, but he is not going to get the gas tax holiday and there are a lot of Americans who are skeptical about whether that would help.”
Axelrod did say that the reversal of Roe v. Wade may offer Biden an opportunity to prove himself.
Outside of the filibuster ban and boilerplate statements that he believes in the “right to choose,” Biden has not announced any other plans regarding turning abortion decisions back to the states.