President Biden offered few comments about the results of the midterms this week.
While the results were underwhelming for Republicans who expected a “red wave”, they are still on track to flip the House and possibly flip the Senate.
Republicans won the popular vote by 5-6 million votes, outstripping popular vote margins they had in 2010 when they flipped six Senate seats and 63 house seats.
Biden’s only response, when asked how he would respond to the widespread dissatisfaction among voters in the United States, was to say that he would do “nothing” differently.
Democrat Elissa Slotkin (D-Mi.), who just won re-election in a competitive race in Michigan’s 7th District, criticized the President for his response.
She said that Democrats must focus on cutting inflation to allay voter’s concerns before the 2024 election.
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Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin said Thursday that she disagrees with President Biden’s pledge to do “nothing” differently in the next two years of his presidency, calling on the administration to implement an inflation task force to improve voter confidence heading into 2024.
During a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, a reporter asked Biden what he plans to change in the next two years, citing polls that found 75% of voters are unhappy with the direction of the country under his leadership. Biden said he plans to do “nothing” differently, adding, “They’re just finding out what we’re doing.”
Slotkin told Fox News that the president’s complacency sends the wrong message to voters who showed that inflation is a top issue in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
The lawmaker urged the White House to make inflation a top priority for the remainder of Biden’s first term.