A Vote to Nowhere
The WSJ reports Schumer Plans Build Back Better Vote Next Year
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Democrats would plow forward early next year with a vote on the party’s roughly $2 trillion education, healthcare and climate package as Sen. Joe Manchin again said he wouldn’t be pressured into supporting the bill.
Mr. Manchin, whose backing Democrats need in the 50-50 Senate, said on Sunday that he was opposed to the bill, effectively killing it in its current form. The West Virginia Democrat said Monday that lawmakers should start from square one to rebuild a potential package and criticized the White House for its handling of talks.
In a morning letter to Senate Democrats, Mr. Schumer said Democrats would still take up the legislation, dubbed the Build Back Better Act, early next year after weeks of “deep discontent and frustration.”
“The Senate will, in fact, consider the Build Back Better Act, very early in the new year so that every Member of this body has the opportunity to make their position known on the Senate floor, not just on television,” Mr. Schumer wrote, in a reference to Mr. Manchin’s appearance on Fox News Sunday in which he announced his stance.
Inexcusable Comments From Press Secretary
Mr. Manchin also said he was frustrated with White House staff, suggesting that they leaked the contents of his negotiations with President Biden.
“They put some things out that were absolutely inexcusable,” he said. The White House declined to comment.
Process What Process?
“Don’t you think maybe a committee should put eyes on it, have hearings where the public can see what the differences may be between Democrats or between Democrats and Republicans? That’s what hearings are for. And then make the decision,” Mr. Manchin said.
Precisely. Manchin had his requirements for a bill since April. Here they are again.
"It [the bill] was entirely rewritten to meet his demands. This is his bill more than anyone else’s."
It is nearly unbelievable for anyone to suggest the House bill was rewritten to support Manchin's demands.
But we are dealing with delusional Progressives, two words always tied together.
Sanders Attempts to Shame Manchin
Manchin said he is very comfortable with having a vote. It was Schumer who delayed the vote!
Manchin Should Leave the Party
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi violated all six of Manchin's requirements.
Meanwhile, President Biden sat idle. Worse than that, Biden and the progressives repeatedly attempt to shame Manchin into submission.
Delusional Democrats still don't get it. Efforts to shame Manchin into submission have backfired and will continue to do so.
Hopefully, Manchin gets sick of this nonsense and leaves the party. He should.
Precisely my hope.
If he leaves the party, I suspect will be as an independent who caucuses with Republicans as opposed to a Republican.
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