One of his own people saw through Biden’s narcissistic and Marxist Build Back Better actual idea and decided to boycott the entire agenda.
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Dems were hoping for their plan to pass without any bigger turbulence, but here’s how it worked out in reality.
“Throughout the summer and fall progressive Democrats, most notably the Squad, held up the passage of the infrastructure bill, demanding they would only join the majority if the 3.5T Build Back Better (BBB) bill was passed at the same time.
Hoping to get both bills passed, congress eventually passed the first bill, infrastructure, with the Democratic leadership aggressively pressuring their party’s 50 Senators to pass the BBB before the Christmas break.
Democrats have hoped to use budgetary reconciliation to pass the legislation, as that would allow them to pass the bill using a simple majority in Congress’s upper chamber. However, since Democrats only have a one-member majority, it would require the approval of two swing votes, Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).”
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announced this Friday that he will not sanely back up the $2 trillion social and environment bill, dealing a potentially 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.
The West Virginia senator cited a multitude of factors weighing on the economy and the potential harm he saw from pushing through the “mammoth” bill, such as persistent inflation, growing debt and the latest threat from the omicron variant.
“When you have these things coming at you the way they are right now, I’ve always said this … if I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it,” he said.
“I tried everything humanly possible. I can’t do it,” he said. “This is a no on this legislation. I have tried everything I know to do.”
"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." Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin saying "no" to Biden's Build Back Better Act. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/oEQaD19tAd
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 19, 2021