Why Biden’s abortion, climate executive actions aren’t enough for Democrats

Why Biden’s abortion, climate executive actions aren’t enough for Democrats

Abortion rights will languish through the rest of the summer while Congress is in recess, and President Biden has made it clear that he doesn’t believe he can fix the problem with additional executive orders.

  • Progressives say they want President Biden to use all his executive power on big issues
  • Progressives fear Biden’s approach could cost them the House and Senate in midterm elections
  • “Much of what he does is too little, too late.”

WASHINGTON — Christian Vitek is tired of carrying protest signs, and the November midterms seem too long to wait for change.

“People need help now,” he said.

The 21-year-old self-described queer Democrat who marches for abortion rights, same-sex marriage and climate justice, among other issues, is one of many progressive voters who expected more from his party after winning the White House and a majority in Congress in the last election.

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