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White House Turns on Joe Manchin for Killing Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Bill


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The White House issued a condemnation of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday after the senator said he would not vote for the Build Back Better bill, effectively killing it in its current form.

“If his comments on FOX and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement released on Sunday after Manchin appeared on Fox News to announce his final position.

Democrats are trying to pass the bill using budget reconciliation, which requires every Senate Democrat to support the measure in order to pass.

Manchin said he was deeply concerned about the bill, which he described as “mammoth” and warned about its effects on the United States economy through inflation and increased debt.

“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” Manchin said on Fox News Sunday. “I just can’t.”

Psaki said Manchin had committed to an earlier $1.75 trillion Build Back Better framework after having breakfast with Biden at his home in October and also offered Biden a proposed outline just last Tuesday.

“While that framework was missing key priorities, we believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all,” Psaki said.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

She tried to shrug off Manchin’s concerns about inflation, suggesting that government handouts to American families would help ease the inflationary burden on the economy.

“If someone is concerned about the impact that higher prices are having on families, this bill gives them a break,” Psaki wrote.

The West Virginia senator thanked Biden for his time working to negotiate with him but indicated his decision was final.

“This is a no,” Manchin said.

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US President Joe Biden speaks about the Infrastructure Law while visiting the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in Missouri on December 8, 2021. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

The drama behind the scenes on Sunday escalated, as reports indicated the senator had an aide inform the White House of his intention to kill the bill 30 minutes before his appearance on Fox News Sunday, hosted by Brett Baier. A Biden official told Politico that Manchin refused to take a call from the White House.

Psaki also indicated that Manchin had broken his word with President Biden, and said the White House would continue pressuring to change his mind.

“Just as Senator Manchin reversed his position on Build Back Better this morning, we will continue to press him to see if he will reverse his position yet again, to honor his prior commitments and be true to his word,” she said.

The White House reminded Manchin he is blocking cheaper insulin costs, federally subsidized daycare, and ending the government payments to families via the Child Tax Credit.

“The fight for Build Back Better is too important to give up,” Psaki said. “We will find a way to move forward next year.”

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I read today that he might switch to being an Independent. He should to get away from the loony Democraps.

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AOC was on MSNBC this morning throwing a Tom Brady size temper tantrum. “This is all Joe Manchin fault.” There are some in the media tweeting this as the end of democracy. Really? Because, if I’m not mistaken, this is how democracy works. The good folks of West Virginia vote for Joe Manchin and he does what he feels is in the best interest of West Virginia, not what’s in the best interest of AOC or Bernie Sanders. 

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25 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Pissed at pretty much the lone Dem moderate, huh?  LOL.  BBB all great stuff, right?  Not buying what you're selling.  Sorry.

No.  Just pointing out that he's not representing the people of West Virginia when it comes to this legislation.  He's more beholden to his personal interests (His connection to the Coal industry and his daughter's connection to big Pharma as obvious conflicts with the BBB bill) than the interests of West Virginian's or at least close to 70% of them.

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1 minute ago, foster said:

No.  Just pointing out that he's not representing the people of West Virginia when it comes to this legislation.  He's more beholden to his personal interests (His connection to the Coal industry and his daughter's connection to big Pharma as obvious conflicts with the BBB bill) than the interests of West Virginian's or at least close to 70% of them.

You know this, huh?  Interesting.  The same game can probably be played with anyone in politics, you know.  Why just Manchin?  One man.  There's quite a connection to the coal industry in WV, by the way.  More so than any other state.  Do you live in WV?  I live nearby and went to college about 50 minutes away.  I have a feeling this "70%" is disputable.

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6 minutes ago, foster said:

No.  Just pointing out that he's not representing the people of West Virginia when it comes to this legislation.  He's more beholden to his personal interests (His connection to the Coal industry and his daughter's connection to big Pharma as obvious conflicts with the BBB bill) than the interests of West Virginian's or at least close to 70% of them.

Dems are imploding.  Sorry it irritates/annoys.

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The real point of contention with Manchin is that he went back on his agreement and announced it on a news channel, however, the bill itself is flawed. It's too big, too much and should be broken up into smaller, more affordable and sensible bills

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

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5 hours ago, HipKat said:

The real point of contention with Manchin is that he went back on his agreement and announced it on a news channel, however, the bill itself is flawed. It's too big, too much and should be broken up into smaller, more affordable and sensible bills

The problem is that none of those are apt to make it to the floor for a vote without cracking the Filibuster 

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3 hours ago, foster said:

The problem is that none of those are apt to make it to the floor for a vote without cracking the Filibuster 

The funny part of this is that the Republicans love him now because he lied. It's amazing how they love liars

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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42 minutes ago, HipKat said:

The funny part of this is that the Republicans love him now because he lied. It's amazing how they love liars

No we don't... he voted for both bogus impeachments.

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