Jonathan Swan, National Political Correspondent at Axios, tells Brian Kilmeade that he is surprised how President Biden’s legislative agenda is falling apart because he took a long time to become engaged in pushing his agenda. Swan spoke about recent public and private polling showing a double digit loss among independent voters, causing the Biden administration and moderate democrats to worry about the 2022 midterms. On infrastructure, Swan feels linking the two infrastructure bills has created problems for the President. When asked if Congressman Clyburn and Speaker Pelosi could talk to the left wing democrats about separating the infrastructure bills, Swan said no because the left is united and cohesive in a way that we haven’t seen before. Swan explains this is a different group of democrats that will not just crumble under pressure from Pelosi.
Plus, Swan discussed his interview with Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Adela Raz about the Taliban coming into power and how she feels about President Biden and the State Department not meeting with her after the withdrawal from Afghanistan.