More of the same?

Scholars such as Mr Bader quote opinion polls to assert that Democrats do not have a visceral dislike of China which Republicans do and argue that in taking an uncompromising stand, President Biden is guilty of continuing to pursue a Trump-era policy under the guise of bi-partisanship at the expense of grassroots Democratic views.

Legislative setback

The proposed change of rules was rejected 52- 48, notably with Manchin and Sinema joining the Republicans in Opposition. Thursday’s night-long voting has for now brought an end to legislation that was a top Democratic priority ever since the party assumed control of Congress and the White House. Indeed, this has made the setback seem still more astonishing.