A MSNBC host lamented Friday’s demise of Biden’s climate spending plan after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (West Virginia) announced his opposition.
“It’s Senator Manchin again dealing a devastating blow to President Biden’s domestic agenda,” Jonathan Lemire (host of “Way Too Early”) said to Sam Stein, Politico White House Editor. It is impossible to say it any other way. When we look back at the state of Build Back Better in the summer 2021, and all the things that have been lost because of Joe Manchin’s actions, it is clear why. Have the Democrats, the rest of the Democrats, the president, where do they go from here?” (RELATED: Dems Are Still Pressuring Manchin To Back Climate Bill That Will Make Inflation Even Worse)
Manchin declared his opposition to new climate measures and spending Thursday, citing concerns about inflation, The Washington Post reported. Manchin, who has criticised the Biden administration for inflation and angered liberals by refusing the end to the filibuster of legislation, voted in February to repeal abortion-rights legislation.
” “Where are they going from here?” Stein asked. These more restrictive provisions will be subject to negotiation. What does Biden do when he gets back from abroad with climate executive authority? Remember, the news broke while Biden was overseas. Manchin’s blow is something .”
Lemire pointed out that Manchin had killed Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation in December. In February, Manchin reiterated his opposition to the multitrillion-dollar spending bill. For more than one year Washington leaders have not listened to the grave concerns that I and other people raised about rising inflation. No matter what spending aspirations some in Congress may have, it is clear to anyone who visits a grocery store or a gas station that we cannot add any more fuel to this inflation fire,” Manchin said in a statement Wednesday. Manchin didn’t immediately reply to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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