Representative Cori Bush recently said that Senator Joe Manchin is anti-women, anti-black people, anti-immigrant, and anti-children. This was after Manchin declined to endorse President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.
Before adopting Biden’s social spending proposal on Monday, Manchin accused his Democratic colleagues of playing a “shell game.” He said they need more time to discuss the issue.
Bush Says Manchin is Discriminatory for Not Supporting The Build Back Better Bill
In a statement obtained by Axios Hill reporter Andrew Solender, Bush said Manchin does not have the authority to decide the destiny of our country. Bush went on to say that she doesn’t believe his evaluation of what the communities really need. Bush called Joe Manchin anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant for not supporting the Build Back Better Act.
Rep. Cori Bush: “Joe Manchin does not get to dictate the future of our country… Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.” pic.twitter.com/ZNTohLF34m
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) November 1, 2021
Cori Bush noted that lawmakers are debating a measure that will assist Black, brown, and Indigenous communities when it comes to transformational change. Bush also stated that ethnic minority groups are “overwhelmingly excluded” from a second package, the bipartisan infrastructure pact. She asked her colleagues not to “leave anyone behind.”
Manchin’s unwillingness to back the social package has likewise enraged Democratic colleagues. His decision, according to reports, jeopardized the House’s plans to vote on the deal this week.
Manchin Has Yet To Sign Bill
Fox News said Manchin, who Bush urged to “support the Build Back Better Act,” has yet to sign the measure. The bill calls for $1.75 trillion in spending over ten years. Newsweek said the dimming expectations of rapidly passing what had already been compromised bill on a measure has an original price tag of $3.5 trillion.
According to The Hill, the West Virginia senator expressed reservations about “hurting American families” who are “suffering” from inflation. If the suggested initiatives are extended, he noted that the package might cost “twice as high” as projected. He said he would not vote for the proposal until he had a better knowledge of the plan’s “effect on our national debt.”
Negotiations on the two bills have dragged on for months, with Biden’s favor rating plummeting and an increasing number of Democrats expressing displeasure that two Senate centrists — Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — are obstructing the vote.