Washington Post associate editor Johnathan Capehart complained on air that President Joe Biden was being thwarted by the “right-wing echo chamber,” but claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris might be able to come to the Democrats’ rescue in the midterms.
During the broadcast, PBS NewsHour host Amna Nawaz questioned Capehart about whether the Biden administration was doing everything they could considering the myriad of problems plaguing his presidency so far.
“Jonathan, when you look at that, are they doing everything they can?” asked Nawaz.
“Yes, I think they’re doing everything they can,” Capehart replied after a pained pause.
“Maybe they could do a little bit more in one area or another,” he added. “The problem for the president is, the message can’t break through.”
Capehart went on to cite a columnist who excused Biden’s poor performance in the polls by pointing out that no matter what he did, half the country would hate him.
“The other thing is, the right-wing echo chamber is so strong that, no matter what the president does, they’re not going to report on it, or they’re — they will spin it in a way that makes him look as horribly as possible,” the Washington Post editor claimed, ignoring the obvious hypocrisy of his statement, as that is exactly what the left-wing media did for the entirety of the Trump administration.
Capehart also brought up the fact that Kamala Harris and her husband have been campaigning across the country, claiming that the local press coverage of their campaign efforts may have a positive effect on Democrats’ electoral prospects in the midterms.
“And they’re not just going to safe blue havens. They have been going to Mississippi and I think also Wyoming, but to red states, to talk about either the infrastructure law or the American Rescue Plan. But when you do that, when principals like that do that, they get local media coverage,” Capehart explained.
“Whether that is going to work, we won’t know until the midterms,” he concluded.
Despite Capehart’s hope that Harris will rescue the Democrats, polls continue to show that Biden and his party have been losing support from the American people ahead of the midterms, which many have attributed to their increasingly radical policies and skyrocketing inflation. The continuously sinking polls indicate a disastrous midterm turnout for Democrats and a massive victory for the Republicans, though a lot could change between now and November.