President Joe Biden promised to restore the soul of America. He took office during a time of crisis. Can his administration pull the country together?
Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it’s become a tradition to take stock after a president’s first 100 days in office. While Washington DC has felt quieter, the president and his administration have been quick to work: from signing executive orders, to passing multi-trillion dollar legislation through Congress, and sailing past vaccination targets.
But the challenges are acute – with the pandemic dragging on, a crisis on the border, widespread racial justice protests, and a climate crisis, just to name a few. And with the 2022 midterm elections on the horizon, how likely is it that the Democrats will maintain control of Congress?
Katty and Carlos are joined by former congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. He captured national attention when in 2018 he ran a hard fought campaign to unseat Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
They also speak to Jennifer Kerns, a long-time Republican who worked in the California state government. She says President Biden is reaping the success of foundations laid by his predecessor.
A BBC World Service and OZY Media co-production, presented by the BBC’s Katty Kay from World News