July 7, 2022

Dems play the blame game as McAuliffe falls in Virginia

House Democrats have refused to accept responsibility for President Biden’s failed spending agenda while Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe scored a loss in his bid to become governor of Virginia.

Rather than own the lack of progress on Biden’s original $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill and $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Democrats continue to point fingers at one another as well as conservatives as the source of their problems.

In the Senate, two Democrats have held the keys to keeping Biden’s enormous spending bill in check. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema continue to refuse to pass a bill that would cripple the nation’s economy.

In the House, progressive Democrats have refused to move forward with the infrastructure bill, saying they will not approve it without agreement on the spending bill in the Senate first.

Pelosi has already moved a House vote on the infrastructure bill twice as a result, fearing the division would leave the bill without the votes to pass. The infrastructure bill has already passed in the Senate.

Democrats have no one to blame but themselves for the current situation. They hold the power in both the House and Senate, yet have failed to find a plan they can agree one with one another in nearly a year of work in Congress.

The situation has helped contribute to low approval ratings among Democrats and the president. Some believe it was also a factor in Republican Glenn Youngkin defeating McAuliffe in the run for Virginia’s governor.

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