Democratic strategist Jame Carville said on Monday that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better spending bill will be back, despite 2021 ending without a vote on the plan in the Senate.
Carville shared the prediction during an interview on CNN on Monday evening reacting to West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin refusing to support the spending bill.
“Build Back Better is dead, but build back differently is going to be very alive after the first of the year. They are going to get back, have a substantial agreement on things. Everybody needs a little cooling-off period,” Carville said.
“I think the president and Senator Manchin are going to be able to work this out. But for right now, we’re just going to put it on hold for a couple of weeks. But I have no doubt this thing is going to come back,” he added.
The interview claimed 2021 was a good year economically, something many Americans would dispute due to increased inflation and gas prices.
“And by the way, we have had a good year economically — historically good year economically in this country,” Carville said.
Democratic strategist James Carville on Sen. Joe Manchin: “If you don’t like the power Sen. Manchin has, let’s elect three more democratic senators. Let’s pick up a seat in Florida. Let’s pick up a seat in North Carolina or Pennsylvania or Wisconsin” https://t.co/XRrpB5qpMG pic.twitter.com/j1bn3ZemTV
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 17, 2021
Carville has also claimed that the problem is not Manchin, but the need to pick up additional seats for Democrats in the Senate.
The interesting interview makes some question whether the bill will truly be back or whether Carville is simply living in a different reality.