On Sunday, Manchin made it clear that he won’t back Biden’s $2 Trillion plan.
He made the announcement on “Fox News Sunday,” saying:
“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation.”
This triggered a strorm of negative reactions from the progressive left, as well as the White House.
Everyone from Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, and Jen Psaki lost their marbles over Manchin’s announcement.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he cannot back his party’s signature $2 trillion social and environment bill, seemingly dealing a fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s leading domestic initiative heading into an election year when Democrats’ narrow hold on Congress was already in peril.
Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” that he always has made clear he had reservations about the bill and that now, after five-and-half months of discussions and negotiations, “I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation.” His choice of words suggested an openness to continuing talks, but all but said the bill would die unless it was reshaped to his terms.
In an unusually confrontational response to a senator whose vote is crucial, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Manchin’s statement “a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position” and “a breach of his commitments” to Biden and congressional Democrats.
“We will continue to press him to see if he will reverse his position yet again, to honor his prior commitments and be true to his word,” she said.
The legislation’s apparent collapse is sure to deepen the bitter ideological divisions within the Democratic Party between progressives and moderates. That would call into question whether Democrats will be able to join together behind any substantial legislation before the November congressional elections. And it adds a note of chaos just as Democrats need to demonstrate accomplishments and show a united front before the fall campaign.
Manchin: "I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation."
Manchin's words sent the progressive left into a complete panic.
Bernie Sanders Loses It Over Manchin's Vote
Oh, how quickly they turn on their own...
Check out these responses from the radical left:
The progressives are pissed because they know that this means the end of their agenda.
Joe Biden was already limping into 2022.
Now, he's barely crawling...
The White House is furious
Here's what Jen Psaki had to say about Manchin from the Daily Wire:
Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX are at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances. Weeks ago, Senator Manchin committed to the President, at his home in Wilmington, to support the Build Back Better framework that the President then subsequently announced. Senator Manchin pledged repeatedly to negotiate on finalizing that framework “in good faith.”
On Tuesday of this week, Senator Manchin came to the White House and submitted—to the President, in person, directly—a written outline for a Build Back Better bill that was the same size and scope as the President’s framework, and covered many of the same priorities. While that framework was missing key priorities, we believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all. Senator Manchin promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground. If his comments on FOX and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate.
The dems may be pissed, but this news is enough to put everyone else in the holiday spirit!