Last month, West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin sent his party into a tailspin when he announced that the Build Back Better Act wouldn’t be getting his vote. It devastated the Democrat Party, considering that Manchin’s vote was important in a Senate divided into 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats.
This news from Manchin led to the White House accusing him of lying and betraying Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Manchin hit back at this in interviews, declaring that he’s not someone who the Democrats can push around and essentially bully into compliance.
Due to the horrible impacts the Build Back Better Act would have on the nation, many conservatives breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing about Manchin’s opposition against the bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell even invited Manchin to join the Republican Party.
However, according to Breitbart News, Manchin may have resumed debates about Build Back Better.
Multiple news sources claim the West Virginia Democrat senator is back in talks with the Biden administration about the Build Back Better Act. The conversations following the Christmas holiday have reportedly centered around childcare matters and climate change.
These sources additionally claim that the problems Manchin had with the Build Back Better Act still stand and have not gone away since he announced he wouldn’t vote for it.
Following Manchin’s rejection of the legislation last month, the White House stated it would continue to agree with the West Virginia senator on the bill. It could be what is happening right now.
At this time, Manchin himself has not come out and confirmed that his conversations with the White House regarding the Build Back Better Act have resumed. However, tensions between Manchin and the progressives who are very eager to pass this legislation are still present.
At this point, there is nothing to indicate that Manchin’s flipped or changed his mind. Remember, the same sources that allege that conversations with the Biden Administration have resumed also state that Manchin’s issues with the legislation still stand.
For the country’s sake, it is in everyone’s best interests for the Build Back Better Act not to pass into law. America doesn’t need any more spending bills. The country’s economy needs real time to recover from all the spending packages that passed into law last year and subsequently drove up inflation.
At this point, until Republicans can win back control of Congress, the 50 GOP senators and Manchin standing against Build Back Better are paramount to holding the line against disaster.