Biden admits McAuliffe 'maybe' could have won if he had gotten his agenda passed

Responder preguntas después de una sesión informativa sobre las vacunas COVID-19 para niños, Biden abordó las razones por las que cree que los votantes de Virginia decidieron contra el demócrata Terry McAuliffe al elegir al republicano Glenn Youngkin.

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia., early Wednesday, nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia., early Wednesday, nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik)

People are upset and uncertain about a lot of things, from COVID to school to jobs to a whole range of things, from the cost of a gallon of gasoline,” el presidente dijo. “And so if I’m able to pass signed into law my Build Back better initiative, I’m in a position where you’re going to see a lot of those things ameliorated quickly and swiftly. So that has to be done.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVIEMBRE 03: NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on November 03, 2021 en Washincorriente continuaon, DC.

WASHINGTON, corriente continua – NOVIEMBRE 03: NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on November 03, 2021 en Washington, corriente continua. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

When asked whether McAuliffe would have won in Virginia if his infrastructure bill and Build Back Better bill had passed before Election Day, Biden dodged explicit responsibility but acknowledged it was possible.

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“Bien, I think we should have and should have passed before Election Day, but I’m not sure that I would be able to have changed the number of very conservative folks who turned out in the red districts who were Trump voters,” Biden dijo.

But maybe, quizás,” él agregó.

NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden greets Terry McAuliffe, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia, during a campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, NOSOTROS., el martes, oct. 26, 2021.

NOSOTROS. President Joe Biden greets Terry McAuliffe, Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Virginia, during a campaign event in Arlington, Virginia, NOSOTROS., el martes, oct. 26, 2021. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

When a reporter pointed out that Biden had won Virginia by 10 puntos porcentuales en 2020, Biden bromeó, “I know we did, but I also, I was running against Donald Trump.

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