Democrats essentially have control over Congress as well as the White House. Now that there’s nobody to blame for their political incompetence, the infighting has begun — and it’s glorious.
Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) implied Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is a bigot because he opposed President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, Breitbart reported. Despite playing for the same team, she charged that his opposition to it was “anti-black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.”
Manchin was reluctant to vote for the massive legislation, likely aware that voters in his state would not look kindly upon government overreach and out-of-control spending. He accused Democrats of holding “hostage” the $1.25 trillion infrastructure bill that had bipartisan support in order to leverage votes for BBB.
“Those same communities are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. We cannot leave anyone behind.
Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.”
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) November 1, 2021
“This is a recipe for economic crises,” Manchin said. Still, Bush is a true believer in Biden’s plan and pulled out the shopworn Democratic playbook to paint Manchin as a racist xenophobic misogynist.
“I trust the scientists who have shown us what our future will look like if we fail to meaningfully address the climate crisis,” she said of the necessity for the Build Back Better Act. “I trust the patients and doctors crying out for comprehensive health coverage for every person in America,” Bush claimed.
“When I promised St. Louis a historic investment in children, in our seniors, in housing, and in our schools, I said that I would do everything I can to actually deliver change that our community can feel,” Bush said. “Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant,” she accused.
“When we talk about transformative change, we are talking about a bill that will benefit Black, brown, and Indigenous communities,” Bush further added. “Those same communities are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. We cannot leave anyone behind. Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act,” she added.
Manchin is correct that this massive spending bill will do more harm than good, especially in the long run for a struggling economy. However, he doesn’t want to put his political future on the line just to get Democrats’ agenda moving forward — and for that, he has drawn the ire of Bush usually reserved for those on the right.