These people are stupid. Rather than try to smooth things over with Manchin WHO THEY NEED FOR THE NEXT YEAR – they’d rather just burn the bridge entirely and lose him as a vote.

Via Mediaite:

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki released a statement slamming Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for announcing on Fox News that he will not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

Manchin dealt a major blow to the social spending bill by announcing on Sunday that he won’t support it after months of negotiating efforts from his fellow Democrats. In a responding press release, Psaki accused Manchin of going back on his discussions with Biden about the bill, and that his comments “are at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances.”

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