Democrats must 'deliver' or lose big in November, Elizabeth Warren says in op-ed

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
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Democrats will lose big in November if they fail to "deliver more of the president's agenda" in the 200-ish days before the election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) argued in a New York Times op-ed published Monday.

"Republicans are betting that a stalled Biden agenda won't give Democrats enough to run on in the midterm elections — and they might be right. Despite pandemic relief, infrastructure investments and the historic Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, we promised more — and voters remember those promises," Warren wrote.

Warren proposed several policies Democrats could pursue to shore up support ahead of the midterms, whether through budget reconciliation — a process not subject to the Senate filibuster — or through President Biden's executive orders. Democrats, Warren argues, should ban lawmakers from owning individual stocks, crack down on greedy corporations, raise taxes on billionaires, cancel student debt, and more.

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"Democrats cannot bow to the wisdom of out-of-touch consultants who recommend we simply tout our accomplishments. Instead, Democrats need to deliver more of the president's agenda — or else we will not be in the majority much longer," she wrote.

Read the whole op-ed here.

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