Liberals lawmakers didn’t hide their anger after moderate Democrat Joe Manchin rejected President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Radical “squad” member Ilhan Omar unloaded in a profane rant regarding Sen. Manchin’s move on Twitter.
Fox News reports:
“Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bull—-,” Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., tweeted. “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.”
She continued her rant during an appearance with MSNBC.
“The excuses that he just made, I think, are complete bull—-,” she said. “It is really disheartening to hear him say that he has been trying to get there for the people of West Virginia because that’s a complete lie. … There are just so many things that, you know, the people of West Virginia desperately need, and we know that he is not working on behalf of their interest, and I really am just completely disappointed and disgusted by his reasoning.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders also noted his frustration with Manchin.
“We’ve been dealing with Mr. Manchin for month after month after month,” Sanders told CNN. “But if he doesn’t have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let him vote no in front of the whole world.”
“Manchin is a tour de force in gaslighting and dishonesty,” tweeted Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y. “’We’ve got COVID’ — but Manchin just voted with Republicans to overturn Biden’s employer vaccine and testing requirements. ‘We’ve got inflation’ — but Build Back Better would cut costs for millions of working families.”
Some Republicans hailed Manchin’s stance on Twitter.
“BREAKING: Joe Manchin on Build Back Better: ‘This is a no on this legislation.’ America has dodged a serious bullet. BBB is dead. Merry Christmas!” tweeted Texas Rep. Crenshaw.