Sen. Elizabeth Warrren (D-Mass.), who is on Joe Biden’s list of legislators to serve in his Cabinet, has urged him to evade Congress to begin implementing the “most progressive” agenda of all time, even though the presidential election has not yet been decided.
Warren, who ran for the Democratic nomination with Joe Biden in the Democratic Party’s primary, wrote in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post on Thursday, nov. 12, that the success of Biden’s campaign, as well as his vice presidential running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), was due to the “most progressive economic and racial justice platform” ever seen.
In her op-ed, she praised Biden and Harris’s plans for social security, the environment, and health care, while ignoring that some other controversial proposals, such as defunding the police, led to the Democratic-led House losing several seats in the election.
“We need to deliver [on progressive promises], even as Republican leaders can’t acknowledge the election outcome and plan to grind Congress to a halt,” she wrote in her opinion column.
To her argument she added, “There are many important changes that a Biden-Harris administration can achieve through executive orders and agency action from day one.”
According to The Blaze, Warren, who believes Biden should dispense with Congress, said Biden should:
- Cancel billions in student loan debt.
- Omit patents for companies that have spent millions of dollars in research funds to develop life-saving drugs.
- Raise the minimum wage for all federal contractors to $15 per hour.
- Establish a “Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force” to “review racial disparities in pandemic funding.
- Declare a national ‘climate crisis’ emergency.
Warren used the typical socialist argument to blame the gap in social inequality on people with good incomes, “Adopting an unpopular and timid agenda that further entrenches the rich and well-connected will lead to more division, more anger, more inequality, and an even bigger hole to climb out of.”
According to the New York Post, on Tuesday night, the Biden-Harris campaign announced who would make up the White House review teams that are responsible for the as yet unelected Biden and whether the vice president would put her plans into action from day one of her administration.
Biden has been emphatic that the more progressive flank of his party has no influence over him, yet the list of legislators who would make up his Cabinet includes some of the most reform-minded.