Why Results of EU Elections Are Likely to Make Biden Nervous

Published: June 11, 2024, 7 a.m.


The European Union may have just taken a big step to the political right, and the Biden administration should take note, Nile Gardiner says. 

\\u201cI think that the Biden White House is going to be very nervous, looking at the results in Europe, because European voters have overwhelmingly turned against a lot of the left-wing dogma and agenda, not only [that] Europe leads, but the same agenda that is pursued by the Biden administration,\\u201d says Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation. 

The European Parliament held elections Thursday through Sunday, in which millions of Europeans cast their ballots across 27 countries, and Europe\\u2019s conservatives won big. 

\\u201cI would describe the election results over the weekend as nothing short of a political revolution within Europe\\u2014a firm rejection of socialist ruling elites,\\u201d says Gardiner, who prior to joining Heritage in 2002 was foreign policy researcher for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

In response to this \\u201cpolitical revolution,\\u201d French President Emmanuel Macron has called for snap legislative elections at the end of June and beginning of July. According to Gardiner, this is a very risky move for Macron, as he is giving the French electorate the chance to further embrace a conservative government. 

Gardiner joins \\u201cThe Daily Signal Podcast\\u201d to explain the implications of the European elections on the U.S. 

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