Opinion: What Democrats in Congress don’t get

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While former President Donald Trump and his backers continue their dangerous maneuvers in an effort to retake power, Democrats in Congress are battling over the size of President Joe Biden’s signature campaign promise, a major infrastructure plan, and somehow fighting like it’s 1999.
It’s not. This is 2021, the year after Trump tried to overturn a legitimate election and upend American democracy. This is 2021, the year in which Trump and his increasingly committed allies are making progress in their strategy to overcome, with an eye on future elections, the obstacles that prevented their coup from succeeding.

This is a time like no other. But Democrats in Congress seem to be blind to what’s at stake.

Instead of working together to ensure Biden has a successful presidency, something that is crucial not just for the United States but for the rest of the world — more on that in a moment — they are entrenching themselves in their positions, thus far…

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