Democrats have just dealt a huge blow to Joe Biden by publicly calling for a change of course on the Ukraine invasion and demanding the Democrat president engage in direct negotiations with Russia.
The move is a major loss for Biden as Democrats turn against his Ukraine policy just days away from the midterm elections.
Republicans have hinted they may change Biden’s policy for him, should they take the House, by warning there will be no more “blank checks” for Ukraine.
So losing support from his own party puts Biden in a tight spot.
The Washington Post reported:
“A group of 30 House liberals is urging President Biden to dramatically shift his strategy on the Ukraine war and pursue direct negotiations with Russia, the first time prominent members of his own party have pushed him to change his approach to Ukraine.
“The letter, obtained by The Post, could create pressure on Biden as he tries to sustain domestic support for the war effort, as the region is heading into a potentially difficult winter and Republicans are threatening to cut aid if they retake Congress.
“In a letter led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the 30 Democrats call on Biden to pair the unprecedented economic and military support the U.S. is providing Ukraine with a “diplomatic push, redoubling efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire.”
In a letter led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the 30 Democrats call on Biden to pair the unprecedented economic and military support the U.S. is providing Ukraine with a “diplomatic push, redoubling efforts to seek a realistic framework for a ceasefire.” https://t.co/wp51wKPS8O
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2022
“The longer the war in Ukraine goes on the greater the risk of escalation—to widespread, devastating effect.
“We should have no illusions about the challenge ahead of us but my colleagues and I are urging the administration to engage in a proactive diplomatic push in an effort to seek a realistic framework for a cease-fire.”
(Washington Post) – A group of 30 House liberals is urging President Biden to dramatically shift his strategy on the #Ukraine war and pursue direct negotiations with Russia ..@washingtonpost (h/t @JohnSpall247) pic.twitter.com/m4gFVKOD9i
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) October 24, 2022
Thank you @RepJayapal @RepAOC @RepRaskin @Ilhan @RepRoKhanna @RepCori @RepBarbaraLee @RepSaraJacobs @RepMarkPocan @RepMarkTakano @RepGwenMoore @RepDeSaulnier @RepBowman & more https://t.co/fmrhbPxf54 pic.twitter.com/nEBGsDbNxO
— Erik Sperling 🌍 (@ErikSperling) October 24, 2022