Vice President Kamala Harris admitted she was frustrated when asked if West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin was the real President rather than President Joe Biden after the senator’s opposition to the Build Back Better plan.
The remarks occurred during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” with Margaret Brennan that aired on Sunday.
On Sunday she said she felt frustration, but not anger, after the TV personality asked her if Senator Joe Manchin is the “real president.” https://t.co/iulkgCYZHA
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“I don’t like unfairness…Some things are fairly innocuous, but unfairness in a way that can be hurtful to someone, you know, that’s why I became a prosecutor,” Harris said.
“You don’t give up. That’s how we do it,” Harris said after Manchin’s announcement. “I think the stakes are too high for this to be in any way about any specific individual.”
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Manchin has been strongly criticized for opposing his party’s spending bill. However, he has been clear that the emphasis has been on standing against wasteful spending he cannot justify to his state.
The controversy is likely to continue as Democrats choose to attack their own members rather than unite to pass an agenda helpful to the American people.