Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced on "Fox News Sunday" that he will not vote for President Biden’s “mammoth” climate and social spending bill, essentially killing the White House's top legislative priority.
"I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation, I just can't. I tried everything humanly possible, I can't get there" he told guest host Bret Baier...
Manchin said Biden knew that he had serious concerns about how the 2,000-plus page bill was shaping up.
“He knows that I’ve had concerns and the problems I’ve had,” he said. “The thing we should all be directing our attention towards is the variant of COVID we have coming back at us in so many different aspects and different ways. It’s affecting our lives again.”
Manchin also warned that rising inflation could “really harm a lot of Americans,” especially lower-income or impoverished Americans.
[ARROGANT] Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who on Friday told The Hill that he thought Manchin could be convinced to support the legislation, on Sunday said he wants to force his colleague to vote against it.
“We've been dealing with Mr. Manchin for month after month after month. But if he doesn't have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
What Manchin has done is to challenge the flatulent fool to be true to the promise that was at the core of his campaign, i.e., to serve all the people, even the people who voted against him.
West Virginia went for Trump by ton and representing his state, even as a loyal Dem, Manchin is right to reject BBB.
It's up to you, you "feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap."