As President Joe Biden approaches his 100th day in office, CNN Opinion asked contributors to share their assessment of the Democratic leader’s performance thus far.
President Joe Biden’s first 100 days featured a sharp leftward turn—far from the bipartisanship he promised during his campaign. After Democrats previously complained about executive overreach during the Trump administration, Biden, in his first days in office, signed a flurry of executive orders, including suspending the migration protocol protections, or the “remain in Mexico” policy, for asylum-seekers. Not surprisingly, a surge of migrants tried to cross the border shortly after, including a record number of unaccompanied minors. Biden’s team failed to acknowledge the crisis for weeks. After saying he didn’t support packing the US Supreme Court, Biden signed an executive order to form a commission to, among other court reforms, consider the possibility of just that. Yet, multiple polls from late 2020 show Americans reject expanding the high court. Biden halted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and put a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal lands. This not only kills some American jobs, but it also aids Russia and oil-exporting countries. And Biden’s new multitrillion dollar “infrastructure” spending plan would grow our national debt, make us less globally competitive by hiking the corporate tax rate to 28%, and likely lead to job losses among working-class Americans. Americans deserve better in the next 100 days and beyond.