Joe Manchin gave Fox News the exclusive. I am saying no to Build Back Better. He then gives the most disingenuous reason.
Joe Manchin fails Democrats again
The Washington Post reported it as follows.
Manchin says he ‘cannot vote’ for Democrats’ $2 trillion spending package – The Washington Post
“I can’t move forward. I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation, I just can’t,” Manchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I tried everything humanly possible,” he added of his negotiations with Democrats, including Biden. “I can’t get there. … This is a no.”
Manchin’s stalwart refusal immediatelythrust the bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, into fresh political peril. Without his support, Senate Democrats simply cannot move the sprawling measure through the narrowly divided chamber even using the process known as reconciliation, an intricate legislative tactic that allows the party to bypass a guaranteed Republican filibuster.
Joe Manchin claimed that he told the President and Democratic leaders about his decision. He blamed inflation, the deficit, and the price tag for not supporting the bill. Unfortunately, he never once spoke about the people helped by the bill.
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