Just when President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress were poised to celebrate Christmas with a vote on his Build Back Better social spending calamity, their celebratory plans came to a crashing halt on Sunday after moderate Sen. Joe Manchin dropped an absolute bomb.
According to the Washington Examiner, during an interview on Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, hosted by Bret Baier, Manchin revealed that he will not be voting with his fellow Senate Democrats on the $1.75 trillion legislative package — a legacy-level bill for Biden.
“This is a no on this legislation” — On Fox News Sunday, Manchin announces he won’t vote for the Build Back Better bill. Game over. pic.twitter.com/p0rCu4kl7M
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“This is a no on this piece of legislation,” Manchin said. “I have tried everything I know to do,” Manchin added when asked by Baier if he was “done” and if no was his final answer.
Can’t make it work
Manchin, a moderate Democrat who has held all of the power related to the passage of the bill, told Baier the $1.75 price tag was simply too high compared to the $1.5 trillion limit he set earlier this year.
Citing an increasing inflation threat, Manchin explained that he simply can’t go home to his constituents and justify voting in favor of the bill, effectively killing any chance, whatsoever, that the bill can pass in the Senate.
“That’s not being genuine as far as my constituents in West Virginia,” Manchin said.
The shocking development was a major blow for an already struggling White House and Democratic Party in general.
Liberal media hysteria
Not surprisingly, many liberal media pundits pile on the moderate senator after his announcement, with some going as far as suggesting not voting for the bloated, social spending package would be “devastating” for “the planet,” as Fox News reported.
“A lot to process on the Manchin news but, from a substantive standpoint, it’s just objectively devastating for the planet,” tweeted Politico’s Sam Stein. “The last best chance at climate change legislation is gone.”
Stein’s hilarious sentiment was echoed across the liberal media landscape, as if Manchin just single-handedly put the entire planet at risk.
Thank God there remained at least one sensible Democratic senator to disrupt the radical progressive Democrats’ attempt to completely wreck the U.S. economy with their social spending nonsense.