Perhaps both, as she is increasingly seen as being the only adult in the room and behind-the-scenes master of the Biden Administration. ? TN Editor
The White House deployed Susan Rice to Capitol Hill late Thursday evening to help push President Joe Biden's agenda through Congress.
Rice, who previously served former President Barack Obama as a national security advisor, now works for Biden as the director of the White House domestic policy council.
Rice joined Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti, White House Legislative Affairs Director Louisa Terrell, and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese for meetings with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) as Biden tries to push $5 trillion in proposed domestic spending through Congress.
On Thursday, Manchin voiced his opposition to a domestic entitlement bill that costs over $1.5 trillion, angering progressives who want to see dramatic tax hikes to help pay for $3.5 trillion in spending for free universal pre-K, two years of free college, subsidized child and elder care, paid family leave, and more food stamp benefits.