It is amazing how one decision can blow the lid off of Capitol Hill.
The political blame game was everywhere inside the Democratic party on Monday, one day after Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he would vote no on President Biden’s “social infrastructure” legislation (BBB).
This loss for Biden, who has already seen his national job performance poll numbers tank, leaves his domestic agenda stalled heading into the 2022 midterm election cycle.
“I think what Sen. Manchin did yesterday represents such an egregious breach of the trust of the president,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “It’s an outcome we had warned about well over a month ago.”
Another leader of the Progressive Caucus, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), accused Manchin of abandoning suffering Americans.
“Build Back Better is about addressing the unprecedented challenges we are facing right now: a climate catastrophe, working families struggling to make ends meet, addressing inflation, and giving everyday Americans a shot at prosperity. Walking away from BBB is essentially ignoring the crises in front of us that demand action,” Escobar told The Hill.
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