The Heat: U.S. politics

The Heat

This weekend, the United States carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. The targets: two Iranian-backed militias that – according to the Pentagon – had conducted drone attacks against American personnel in Iraq in recent weeks.

It was the second time in six months that U.S. President Biden authorized strikes in Syria.

Biden is also navigating a political maze to get an infrastructure and spending bill passed.

To discuss:

  • Ameshia Cross is a Democratic party strategist and political analyst.
  • Joseph Williams is the senior news editor for U.S. News and World Report.
  • Rafael Bernal is a reporter for the political publication, The Hill.
  • Jadan Horyn is a contributor for the Metropolitan Magazine.

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