Team Trump has already pounced all over Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s declaration on Comedy Central’s Daily Show, and one can see why. Jayapal, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, wants to energize progressive voters into lining up behind Joe Biden, whose establishment positions over the decades have made those voters wary of the Democratic nominee. Not to worry, Jayapal says — Biden is “movable,” and Jayapal knows how to move him.
In fact, Jayapal brags, she’s already done so — and will continue that process to ensure that the new administration implements the full progressive agenda. That, actually, is precisely Donald Trump’s argument against Biden: