Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Says He Will Not Support Joe Biden’s $3.5T Budget Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, the most pivotal Democratic swing vote in the Senate, threw a major wrench in his party’s carefully crafted plans to pass a massive $3.5 trillion bill by month’s end, demanding they take a “strategic pause” before considering a sweeping bill to implement much of President Joe Biden’s agenda. Manchin, who has long been skeptical of the staggering price tag, made clear Thursday that he’s also opposed to the timeframe Democratic leaders had been charting out for months, a position that now threatens both the larger Democratic-only proposal but also the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate earlier this summer.

Liberals on Twitter want to take Manchin out back and shoot him over this stance. But then none of the same yahoos who support this bill could tell you what’s in the bill, much less why all of it needs to pass.

RELATED: Bombshell: Time for a “pause” on this massive $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, says Manchin

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