June 14, 2021

Kamala Harris steps in as tie-breaker in contentious Senate coronavirus relief bill vote

Harris’s position as President of the Senate gives her more power than she’s ever had before — and more power than almost anyone else in Washington D.C.

Harris flexed that power early Friday morning by taking control and breaking the tie in a Senate vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus proposal — forcing the bill through without bipartisan support.

Though the 51-50 vote is not the final word on the package, Harris’s vote ensures that it will proceed to pass the bill under budget reconciliation rules, a ploy to pass legislation without giving the GOP a say in the matter.

Although Democrats hold the power in the Senate, they did allow a modification at Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) request — backing down on a $15 federal minimum wage hike, which GOP legislators and strategists warned would be devastating to small businesses attempting to recover from coronavirus.

The concession likely helped swing vote Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), one of the more moderate Democrats in the chamber, to vote with his Democrat colleagues on Biden’s massive funding giveaway.

Manchin’s position as a representative of one of the most solidly red states in the US puts him in a precarious position as the Democrat party veers left. He’s opposed a number of Democrat pet projects, such as court-packing and abolishing the filibuster, forcing Democrats to make concessions to his objections rather than those of Senate Republicans.

Kamala Harris herself almost derailed the plan just days ago by going behind Manchin’s back and urging West Virginians to support Biden’s coronavirus deal and pressure their representatives to vote in favor of it in an interview on a WV radio station last week.

Manchin responded by noting that she didn’t even “call” him before pressuring his constituents via radio program. “That’s not a way of working together, what was done,” he said after the fact.

Though Manchin indicated that he was displeased with Harris’s ham-fisted intervention, he didn’t let that stop him from voting for the measure — despite promises just days ago that “we’re gonna make this work in a bipartisan way.”

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76 Responses

  1. You dems. will pay one day for all your lies you did against the right. Time. It will come with a vengeance to you all.

    1. It is called KARMA
      They stick it in one way knowingly, it has to taken out the same path it came from
      Yet, we are put in a position called: “dam if we do…dam if we don’t” spot
      It is called courage….is it still there?
      Or just a figments of imagination?
      Cannot imagine our forefathers are groaning and squirming…grinding and gnashing of teeth?

      1. Yes Nita b, I am ready!! Time to join forces!!! At the age of 66 and dying a slow death of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, I has noting to lose at all in fighting and dying for our country!! Let’s Roll!!!!

        1. Prayers to you…God is in control and crying as the heathens in Congress and elsewhere wreck the USA… I pray daily… I pray for you… I pray daily that the anti-Constitution politicians in Congress and elsewhere, their corrupt financiers, and their heathen corrupt censoring buddies in big media and big tech all suffer financial ruin and famine the remainder of their days, and they shall forever NEVER dwell in the House of the LORD….. and ministers need to step up and speak out from their pulpits and other ministries…

        2. I am with you Patriot!!!!!!!!! I am 71 and have nothing more to lose. God is my savior. I will fight in his army of Heaven any day against this communist régime

      2. Yes Nita, communism is where we’re headed unless we fight back & fight back hard!!! I AM READY!!” Doing nothing indicates approval.

      3. I totally agree 100%. The Democrats and a few Republicans are despicable POS’s. Communism is here. Just like Hitler did. True proven facts. Absolutely horrifying. They’ve sold their souls to the devil. Sad but true

        1. Obama advisor to Biden..Absolutely. He used Hitler’s Playbook for 8 horrid years. Now he is using with Biden. Kamala is a wolf in sheep clothing. They are taking us into a depression.

    2. THE USA IS COMING TO AN END! I don’t think even TRUMP in 4 years will be able to REBUILD IT, but lets hope we can SALVAGE enough in 2022!!!

    1. He needs to be pt jail for the criminally insane. He is a pedophile,liar, and a traitor to the American people. The Cxxxx with him should also be jailed and triad for treason.

      1. Sad to think that a woman who slept her way to the top can make decisions for all of America.
        We did not vote for her. A demented old man chose her.

      2. But they are safe behind their walls they just built in Washington DC. We need bunker busters to get to them. Hope our military understands that there is nothing except the Pentagon worth saving in Washington DC!!

        1. Norman, WE CANNOT GIVE IN TO THIS SCUM. WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM THERE IS VERY COSTLY PRICE TO PAY FOR WHAT THEY’RE DOING!!

  2. Manchin will be voted out along with the rest of the dems if he does not moderate in a hurry! He is stupid to say one thing then vote with the party it only shows what a bold face liar he really is and that he can’t be trusted – voters will not forget that. He is a fool if he thinks in a solid red state he will win re-election – unless of course they (dems) can cheat like they did on Nov. 3rd and in Georgia; which may be what he is counting on – so West Virginia get your voter ID laws in place and be sure no wide spread mail in ballots crap.

    1. They will NEVER get their $2,000……..never mind the numbers…oops $1400…….
      Maybe?
      While the rest is paying into the taxes into GA for that fake promises?

  3. I knew it I knew it…..Joe Manchin is a BIG BAG OF HOT AIR…made a big deal out of Harris on TV in WVA and not notifying him and he backed down when it come to voting on the $1.9Trillion dollar package. Never understand why WVA keeps sending him back to the Senate. The WVA GOP needs to get a WVA Senate candidate ready for next time. Whatever Manchin says he will do, believe the opposite.

  4. Not backing Manchin but at least he helped get rid of $15 an hour debacle, but I bet Pakistan still gets their 10 million. You can bet a lot of that will be laundered back to the democrats.

  5. OMG, this administration with this China Joe is such a disgrace. How anyone could do so much harm in just a couple weeks is beyond my understanding.

  6. The real point for me is we now see just how powerful Harris is. Wait till they come up with the bill to kill the s 2nd Amendment. You know how she will vote. Do you honestly believe that there are any Democrats who don’t own guns. I agree that Manchin needs to take stock of what is really right for the people who voted for him. If he doesn’t he wont be there next time. Harris is on a power trip no matter what she says and means behind that annoying smirk of hers. They got this past but who will pay for it. They haven’t said what they are going to do with the caravan of people coming from the south through Mexico. Who pays for them?

    1. I guess since every dime the government spends comes out of the taxpayers pocket, since that is the only source of revenue they have, it will be the taxpayers that will pay for it. What happens when they run out of money, more taxes. If you think you are paying too much, you are right, you are. Government waste is unbelievable and is only getting worse. We haven’t seen anything yet.
      The caravan of people coming across the border is just a drop in the bucket as to what is going to happen now. They will be coming in from all over the world. Drugs will be pouring in by the truck loads, gangs, like MS-13 will be roaming the streets, it won’t be safe in or out of your home, These illegals will not be all law abiding citizens either, in fact a lot or maybe most of them will be coming to the US to get away from the law. Do you think they will abide by our laws? Probably not. Watch as crime skyrockets. This is completely crazy. How is it going to help the American people? No way.

  7. Democrats have always wins with lies and deception how many Times do you need to hear there LIES and believe them. You always believe that they are going to keep there promises to put the rug out from under you. Lol 😆

  8. Where are the articles of Impeachment that were brought by Greene – we cannot allow this guy to continue as potus – he is a pedophile woman abuser/rapist criminal – they have the laptop/tapes/video of him telling the Pres of Ukraine – fire the AG or I hold back millions (this done while he is VPOTUS )- Wake up Republicans – do your JOB for once in your career

  9. Good. If it wasn’t clear before, this should make it so. She absolutely does not have the interests of Americans first and foremost in her mind. It is all about power.

  10. Norma …. You asked about the caravan of people coming in from Mexico….of course, we will pay not only with $, by our loosing our fight against the Covid pandemic. All will be lost with what we’ve gained this far.

    1. Time for the American people to get out their base ball bats and lets all go to washington and clean house. I get Nancy along side her head!

  11. Shame on the Communist Party, the true title for the once upon a time Democratic party. These evil people need to be destroyed completely before all is lost – they are a menise to America!

  12. Make
    America
    Last
    Again
    Join the party of pedophiles, drug dealers, money launderers, crime families and ho’s, the communist democrat party!

  13. There has never before been greater acts of Treason then what the two
    idiots in the WH are doing to this Amazing Nation.
    You excuses for Americans that put those morons there are to blame for
    the downfall of of all things sacred..The time is coming soon when the
    people of this Country will longer allow the take over to continue.
    Without participating I fear that the “Shot Heard round’ the world”
    will be repeated and it’s not about “Tea” being thrown into the water.

  14. Are we AWAKE yet America! Let’s get off our butts and STOP this TAKEOVER! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! We need to join and pressure every agency of Justice and Judicial that has any power to investigate and STOP the FRUAD that has and is damming our Country to DOOM! Get involved, write letters, make phone calls! Don’t Let Up! GOD BLESS THE UNITED OF AMERICA!

    1. Henry, it is beyond letters and phone calls— They mean nothing to them. You saw what means a lot to them when they ran into their bunkers when the PAID Liberals stormed the Capitol building. They ran like the RATS they are into their holes!!

  15. Look what Biden has done within just a few days! After four years there will be nothing left of our beloved country. May God help us, but I truly think HE is standing by, watching as we destroy ourselves because of the evil abounding in the USA.

    1. But the Lord promised even at the destruction of Sodium and Gamora that if he could find one righteous person he would not destroy them. He couldn’t so they were destroyed! You are at least one righteous person and there are many others yet around us.

  16. Henry D..I agree with you entirely but without the support of those
    politicians (Republicans) all of the protesting will fall on deaf ears.
    Biden has managed to keep going and destroying America with
    not so much as real outcry by what senate representation we have
    left thanks to the voting disaster in Georgia and so,Our cities will
    continue to burn…
    VNVet 68-69

  17. We need to create a Movement– like the Civil Rights Movement. A call for Stop the DICATOR–Resist, Resist, Resist–Disobey Biden’s Executive Orders–Strick-Petition–Call for Peaceful Action–Sit–Ins, Sit-downs-Civil Disobedience–Stand Up for your God Given Rights–Millions of American must come together –This is a new cause–Yes, another Vietnam like Movement to Save what’s left of the good old USA.

    1. Sylvia, YOU ARE SOOOOOO CORRECT BUT ARE WE MEN AND WOMEN OR MICE??( Least we are not rats like the Communists in Washington DC)

  18. God, the military intelligence & Trump have been working behind the scenes & from space force, getting global information for the last 3 years on all the corruption that has been going on. We have all been suppressed from seeing it until just 3 or more months ago. Of course, it has never been brought up on the MSM or cable channels. This includes voter rigging, missing children, unexplained recent deaths of political figures, big tech & big bank questionable events, etc…..not to mention the hatred, evil & division occurring in the government. Wake up people, because Biden, Harris & all the cabinet cronies are all illegitimate! Fake!!!! A lot of house & senate members are traitors. What a shameful circus.
    It will all be exposed before too long.

  19. Where are are bikers? A few trips around the capitol carrying
    American flags etc. will show them that we demand Biden and
    Camel to step aside and let Trump take over.What a site that would be.

  20. I just love how people love to sit back, down a beer while pissing and moaning over the crap going on today!

    WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONCLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Members of the House
    202-224-3841

    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121

    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622

    One call per rep!

    Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

    Please, don’t make an excuse not to make the calls, excuses as they say are like A-*****, we all got one!

  21. Willie’s hoe, kamaltoe made all her job applications on her back or her knees. What a worthless, sorry saqoschytt and a waste of skin. Oh, wait a minute, that’s what all the damn commiecrats are.

  22. If you think either one of those idiots are running anything ,think again. The ones running this bunch are nasty liars, traitors and worse but they are not that stupid.

  23. “President Roosevelt has never told the truth to
    anyone,When a lie would surfice.”
    “Gen Douglas Macarthur”
    I wonder what Macarthur,Patten and Churhhill
    would think about the Excuse we have in the WH
    now that’s impersonating an actual President and
    hell bent on destroying our Country.!!
    Vietnam Vet 68-69

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