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Biden barely sworn in as 'Squad' member, ally start pushing progressive agenda

Members of the progressive "Squad" have signaled their interest in pushing the Biden administration to the left as the president takes office on his first day.

"Good afternoon. We need Medicare for All," Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., tweeted just hours after President Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who has backed "Medicare-for-all," was less explicit on policy preferences but called on the Biden administration to "implement bold and aggressive policies advancing economic, racial, and environmental justice, as well as strong civil rights protections to ensure that every person has the ability to thrive."

Their comments came after Biden, a perceived moderate who has opposed "Medicare-for-all," struck a deal with progressive icon, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to pursue a host of left-leaning priorities upon entering office.

The Squad is not happy with President Joe Biden.

Signaling the fight ahead, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the nominal leader of the "Squad" leader, previously tweeted a photo of herself apparently glaring at Manchin after he criticized pushes to "defund the police."

Nevertheless, Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent proponents of "Medicare-for-all" has indicated she wouldn't pursue more aggressive challenges to Democratic leadership. In December, for example, she dismissed calls to force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to hold a vote on the legislation.

"So you issue threats, hold your vote, and lose. Then what?" she asked.
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Biden barely sworn in as 'Squad' member, ally start pushing progressive agenda

To paraphrase your signature-quote:  " Never interrupt The Squad when they're making a mistake. " 

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Maybe this country needs a pedal to the metal dose of squad medicine to see what a horrible thing it really is
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20. absolute bullshit. the cave is unspeakably vile.

I don't know how any of you can live with yourselves.