Rep. Slotkin: Biden admin. could do more on inflation

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) speaks as Peter T. Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) testifies during a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill July 22, 2020 in Washington DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 22: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) speaks as Peter T. Gaynor, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) testifies during a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill July 22, 2020 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

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Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D) said while the White House is trying to fix inflation, they could be doing more to tackle the issue.

Speaking to CNN on Friday, the Michigan Democrat was asked about the record inflation affecting average Americans. She said Democrats are largely ignoring the issue on top of ignoring other issues facing the American people.

“I think, certainly, they are trying, but we could be doing more,” she said.

Slotkin said Democrats need to address issues like inflation, as well as the high cost of goods going into the holiday season. The representative said people aren’t looking for radical politics, rather just a government that works.

Yeah, I think there’s a disconnect,” she said. “I think that the average person is not looking for radical ideology on any side of the spectrum. They are looking for their government to function and to deliver for people.”

Slotkin, who represents a district won by 45th President Donald Trump, has not yet committed to supporting the partisan Build Back Better plan. She said she believes the issues facing average Americans should be fixed first, with the administration focusing on fixing those problems.

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