“It’s like keying your own car and slashing your own tires,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) told Axios.
Typically only the opposing party would respond to a president’s speech. This year Democrat factions have decided they too will join the opposition party and give their own criticism of Biden’s agenda. Not only will Tlaib give a rebuttal for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) will speak for the Congressional Black Caucus.
As Breitbart News notes, “Three speeches in one night from Democrats perhaps speaks to the failings of a president who has failed to lead the party to any significant successes during his tenure.”