Democrats needed every single vote they have in the Senate to pass Biden’s Build Back Better bill, but Senator Joe Manchin announced on FOX News on Sunday that he would not support it.
Democrats have tried exerything they could think of to get Manchin to support the bill, including harassing him repeatedly, but he has stuck to his guns.
This is a nightmare for Democrats.
FOX News reports:
Manchin says he ‘cannot vote’ for Build Back Better: ‘I’ve done everything humanly possible’
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., declared Sunday that after months of negotiations he has determined that there is no way he can support the massive social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act.
Speaking with “Fox News Sunday,” Manchin said that he has spoken with President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., but could not reach an agreement on the legislation.
“I’ve done everything humanly possible,” Manchin said, talking about how hard he has worked to try to reach an acceptable compromise on the bill.
In the end, however, he said that between ongoing inflation, the national debt, “geopolitical unrest,” and the COVID-19 pandemic, the bill being pushed by his fellow Democrats was too much.
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“When you have these things coming at you the way they are right now … I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” he said, stating that if he cannot explain to his constituents why he would vote for a bill, then he cannot vote for it, despite all the work he and other Democrats have put into trying to make it work.
Here’s the video:
Democrats and liberals in media are losing their minds over this.
If Manchin is no on both BBB and voting, Biden is done. Democracy is hanging by a thread. Hard to think of anyone more destructive
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 19, 2021
Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bullshit. The people of West Virginia would directly benefit from childcare, pre-Medicare expansion, and long term care, just like Minnesotans.
This is exactly what we warned would happen if we separated Build Back Better from infrastructure. https://t.co/dhzcSk0qUV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 19, 2021
Wow @Sen_JoeManchin, with all due respect, when you say you’re a no on Build Back Better – is it you? Or is it the special interest 💰💸 that powers you?
I’m inviting you to my district to see just how badly we need this bill. Will you tell my community “No” to our face?
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 19, 2021
I don’t remember marking my presidential ballot for Joe Manchin. He’s single handedly denying Americans Evironmental Protection, Pre-K, Child Care, Affordable Prescription Drugs. If he kills Voting Rights, he will deny US Democracy.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) December 19, 2021
Joe Biden is now a lame duck. That’s why these leftists are freaking out.
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