Build Back Better just went bust.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has warned for months that he does not support the trillions of dollars that President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats hope to spend, has ended every hope of a bill passed by an announcement on Sunday.
“I can’t vote to continue with this piece of legislation, I just can’t. I tried everything humanly possible, I just couldn’t get there,” Manchin said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
“You’re done – this is no,” replied host Bret Baier, according to Hill.
“This is no, about this law,” Manchin replied.
“I tried everything I knew how to do,” he said, and with this he closed the door Democracy Hope that he could be persuaded to change his mind.
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 19, 2021
Manchin has engaged in lengthy negotiations with the White House and Democratic leaders of both houses of Congress, but in the end he says he cannot be swayed. Manchin is an important piece of the puzzle because according to the legislative strategy that Democrats relied on to pass the measure without any Republican votes, all 50 Democratic senators must rank. row. Without Manchin’s vote, the measure could not pass.
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“I did everything humanly possible,” Manchin said, according to Fox News.
Huge federal debt, inflationary and prioritizing fighting COVID-19 is one of the reasons Manchin has listed for his last position.
“When you have these things coming your way right now, I’ve always said this, Bret, if I can’t go home to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it,” he said. , The Hill reported.
Manchin’s views drew a backlash on Twitter.
Nothing, that’s why giving so much power to Manchin was a mistake. Biden should have used his bully podium as president and engaged in a relentless campaign to make Manchin’s position untenable. He should sign executive orders everywhere he can. He’s not a martial artist https://t.co/oD7838JqFd
– Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) December 19, 2021
There’s a lot to deal with the Manchin news but, from a substantive point of view, it’s just objectively devastating to the planet. Last best chance on climate change law gone
– Sam Stein (@samstein) December 19, 2021
The Senate adjourned 2021 at 4 a.m. this morning, officially ending any hope of passing Build Back Better or voting rights this year. Biden’s agenda is now in motion for the midterm election year, largely thanks to @Sen_JoeManchin.
– Robert Reich (@RBReich) December 18, 2021
Manchin said that President Joe Biden, who has publicly said that he ultimately expects Manchin to support the bill, would not be surprised.
“He knew that I had concerns and problems that I had,” he said, according to The Hill. “What we should all turn our attention to is the variant of COVID that we have returned to us in many different respects and in many different ways. It in turn affects our lives.”
Manchin also claims inflation can “really harm a lot of Americans.”
“So I think that’s where our attention should be immediately,” he explains.
In an appearance on CNN, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont criticized Manchin and said Democrats should have a floor vote to get Manchin to take a public stance, according to CNN. washington articles.
“Listen, we’ve been working with Mr Manchin month after month. But if he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for working families in West Virginia and the US, let him vote ‘no’ in front of the whole world,” Sanders said.
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