Emanuel, Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Japan, has earned the hostility of many liberals during his long career. But some Senate Republicans say they will support his confirmation.
The party, worried that the Biden administration’s accomplishments have not gotten through to the public, has taken on a more aggressive posture that dovetails with anger among its voters.
The party confronts a narrow window to enact a once-in-a-generation liberal agenda. But its goals far outstrip the funding, and aggressive jockeying has started over whose priorities get jettisoned.