I can’t go any further, declared on the Fox channel the elected official of West Virginia, who has been for weeks one of the main obstacles to this program of social and ecological reforms.
I can’t vote for this, added Mr. Manchin, citing in particular the rise in prices and the extent of the debt.
” I just can’t. I tried everything humanly possible, I can’t […] It’s no. “
This is the opposite of what he told the president, replied the White House.
In a statement released on Sunday, the Biden administration points out that
Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX are at odds with his discussions this week with the president, with White House staff, and with his own public statements.
” Several weeks ago, Senator Manchin pledged to the President, at his home in Wilmington, to support the Build Back Better framework that the President then announced. Senator Manchin has repeatedly undertaken to negotiate the finalization of this framework “in good faith”. “
Build Back Better (Build back better), the $ 175 billion plan provides for kindergarten for all, tax credits for American households and substantial investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
After a first vote in November in the House of Representatives, where Democrats had overcome their internal differences between centrists, worried about the effect on the debt, and the left wing, which wanted to go further in spending, its adoption in Senate has been postponed in recent days.
The Senate being divided (50 elected for each camp), any Democrat or affiliate has in fact what is akin to a veto on any bill, if the Republicans close ranks.