'We don't really' control Congress, Biden says

'We don't really' control Congress, Biden says


President Joe Biden sought to distance himself and Democratic policies from stubbornly high consumer prices, saying while his party is in power, it does not control Congress.

“I think our policies help, not hurt,” Biden told reporters Tuesday at the White House. “Economists think that this is going to be a real tough problem to solve, but it’s not because of spending. We brought down the deficit.”

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Alluding to Democrats’ slim Senate majority, he provided a muddled message on his party not monopolizing Capitol Hill power, preventing his preferred measures from passing.

“You’re justifiably right: We control all three branches of the government. Well, we don’t

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