Will Biden’s Ambitious Agenda be Sidetracked by Trump’s Impeachment Trial?
We begin with Biden’s arrival in Washington today on a chartered plane because a petty Trump would not afford him the courtesy of arriving on a government plane and discuss the transition and the extent to which Biden’s ambitious agenda will be sidetracked by Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. Karen Hult, a professor of political science at Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy who serves on the advisory board of the White House Transition Project, joins us to discuss today’s confirmation hearings in the Senate and the brazen obstruction of none other than Senator Hawley who apparently has not been chastened by the assault on the capitol he encouraged. We examine whether Trump has some kind of hold over Senator Graham who is engaged in a desperate effort to help Trump avoid conviction by the Senate and whether a centrist coalition of problem-solvers will be formed to move the country forward or will obstruction return as a ritual of sabotaging the other party’s effort to get anything done in order to win reelection based on labelling the incumbents as a “do-nothing congress.”
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