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Democrats Put Pressure On Joe Biden To Stand With Striking UAW: ‘It Would Send A Very Strong Message’

President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers to show solidarity with striking auto workers, a move unprecedented for a sitting president, The Washington Post reported.

“It would send a very strong message that Democrats stand for working people — I really do feel Biden should show up, and show up soon,” said Rep. Mike McFall. (D-Mich.).

The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the nation’s largest automakers has sparked concern amongst Democrats. They fear that former President Donald Trump could seize the opportunity to rally union voters, potentially weakening a key Democratic base.

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Biden has openly supported the UAW’s strike against Detroit’s Big Three manufacturers, urging General Motors GMFord F, and Stellantis STLA to improve their wage offerings. However, the prospect of personally joining the picket line poses a political conundrum for the president.

Other Congress members who have joined the strike include House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).

The White House did not comment on whether Biden is considering a visit.

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