Pramila Jayapal: Biden’s “Coalition Has Fractured”

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Pramila Jayapal, a Democratic representative and the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been sounding the alarm about President Joe Biden’s reëlection prospects. She fears that the fragile coalition that won him the White House in 2020—which included suburban swing voters, people of color, and younger, progressive-leaning constituents—is “fractured” over issues like immigration and Biden’s support for Israel’s war in Gaza. She also details a longer-term issue that’s hampering the enthusiasm of young Democrats. “The problem with a lot of my own party,” she argues, “is we are very late to populist ideas.” Plus, a conversation with E. Jean Carroll about her successful lawsuit against Donald Trump, who was found liable for sexual abuse and defamation.

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