Liberal media, Democrats, freak out after Manchin tanks Biden’s BBB bill

Within moments of moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sticking to his guns and revealing during a Fox News interview on Sunday that he would not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better atrocity, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media went bonkers.

According to Breitbart, Manchin was crucified across social media in the hours after his bombshell announcement, with many claiming that Manchin single-handedly put the entire planet at risk with his decision, as not passing the bill means none of the climate change legislation will see the light of day.

“Our constituents deserve so much more. We were elected to deliver economic relief, we promised to put people’s needs before corporate greed. Hold the vote and make Manchin follow through on the betrayal of his constituents instead of enjoying the attention on TV,” tweeted Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Another member of the radical, progressive “Squad” in the lower chamber, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), went into a profanity-laced tirade over Manchin’s announcement, and said she had warned that separating the bill from Biden’s infrastructure legislation would equal this result.

“Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bull***t. The people of West Virginia would directly benefit from childcare, pre-Medicare expansion, and long term care, just like Minnesotans. This is exactly what we warned would happen if we separated Build Back Better from infrastructure,” Omar tweeted.

During his Fox interview, Manchin claimed that the bill was simply too expensive and too much to swallow for his constituents in West Virginia, adding that he believes there are higher priorities at the moment, including rising inflation and a resurgence in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

“This is a no on this legislation. I have tried everything I know to do. And the president has worked diligently. He’s been wonderful to work with,” Manchin said, reminding viewers that Biden was well aware of Manchin’s stance on the bill.

Without Manchin’s support in the 50-50 split Senate, Build Back Better is now essentially an afterthought, especially given the fact that campaign season will start after the Christmas holiday break and legislative priorities, even on this issue, will likely be pushed to the backburner.

Thankfully, there was at least one reasonable Democrat in the Senate who understood the harm that Biden’s legacy-level legislation would have likely caused for the U.S.