Biden Travels to Georgia, a State that Secured His Legislative Ambitions
A campaign-style drive-in rally near Atlanta Georgia is how President Joe Biden celebrated his first 100 days in office.
The state gave Democrats two crucial senate seats in January,
giving them a slim majority in the chamber and the ability to push the president's agenda.
I want to stop here and give thanks to both your senators Ossoff and Warnock for making it happen,
because those two votes have we not come back
and you elected them those two votes made the difference.
Biden highlighted his administration's achievements
including a vaccination campaign that has delivered 240 million doses
and an economy that grew at 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter.
Heegan pitched his 1.8-trillion-dollars American family's plan to expand education and child care
financed partly through increasing taxes on wealthy Americans
and the 2.3-trillion-dollar infrastructure package he announced in March,
calling it a blue-collar blueprint to build America.
He was trying to win back some of those first-time voters or some people who've left the democratic party
because of losing jobs and losing opportunities in areas particularly some of the rust belt states
which really helped the key to victory in 2016 for Donald Trump.
A Reuter's IPSOS polls shows 55 percent of Americans approve of Biden's performance in office,
with the highest mark 65 percent for his handling of the pandemic,
52 percent support Biden's handling of the economy,
but only 42 percent approve of his immigration policy,
particularly with the search of child migrants at the US-Mexico border
that has open Biden to attacks from his own party and from Republicans.
Weakening our southern borders and creating a crisis is not compassionate.
Biden has sent an immigration bill to Congress but it's unlikely to pass.
He has asked Vice President Kamala Harris
to lead US efforts with Mexico and the northern triangle countries,
Honduras El Salvador and Guatemala,
to address what the administration calls the root causes of migration
including poverty and gang violence.
The United States can't figure out a way to help other countries in the western hemisphere
be more stable and deal with what is this you know Narco-terroristic regime.
If they can't figure out how to make this better in the long run with our fellow western hemispheric countries,
this will be a problem with us forever.
Biden's rally came on the heels of a new law in Georgia
that Democrats say is designed to suppress the votes of minorities.
It's just wrong, wrong
and it's why we have to pass the voting rights protection laws coming through the congress right now.
This week the President and First Lady, Vice President and the Second Gentleman
will continue their nationwide campaign-style blitz
to promote the Administration's achievements in its first 100 days.
Patsy Widakuswara VOA news.