Appearing on “Meet the Press” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin said he can’t support Biden’s $3.5 trillion dollar spending plan in it’s current form.
“We don’t have the need to rush into this and get it done within one week because there’s some deadline we’re meeting or someone’s going to fall through the cracks,” the West Virginia Democrat said.
“I want to make sure that children are getting taken care of, that people are basically having an opportunity to go back to work. We have 11 million jobs that we haven’t filled, 8 million people still unemployed. Something’s not matching up there,” he added.
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) September 12, 2021
In reaction, Senator Bernie Sanders said Manchin’s point of view is “not acceptable.”
“No, it’s absolutely not acceptable to me,” Sanders told Dana Bash on CNN “I don’t think it’s acceptable to the president, to the American people or to the overwhelming majority of the people in the Democratic caucus.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders says Sen. Joe Manchin preferring $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion for the reconciliation bill is "absolutely not acceptable."
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 12, 2021