Rep. Deb­bie Din­gell crit­i­cizes Biden for get­ting involved in UAW strike

A lead­ing Demo­c­ra­t­ic play­er in the Unit­ed Auto Work­ers strike nego­ti­a­tions crit­i­cized Pres­i­dent Joe Biden for join­ing the pick­et line.
Rep. Deb­bie Din­gell (D‑MI), whose con­stituen­cy includes many strik­ing UAW work­ers, has been vocal about how she believes the Biden admin­is­tra­tion should han­dle the strike. The pres­i­den­t’s move to join the pick­et line was not on her list of rec­om­men­da­tions, as she made clear in an inter­view with Politi­co.
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“I do not believe he belongs at the bar­gain­ing table. I don’t think the strike is one that the gov­ern­ment has a role to play in inter­ven­ing,” she said.
How­ev­er, she clar­i­fied that the pres­i­dent has gen­er­al­ly been “very strong” in “show­ing he’s stand­ing with the work­er.”
One of the dan­gers of Biden show­ing up to the pick­et line, she con­tin­ued, was tak­ing atten­tion away from the work­ers and the strike itself and shift­ing it to the 2024 elec­tion.
“But what I fear is in the l …