I’m taking great pleasure from watching the commies rage against Joe Manchin. I suspect that Manchin is also enjoying it. At the same time, I’m horrified by how close we are to abandoning capitalism and democracy.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, and other members of the progressive ‘Squad’ assailed Senator Joe Manchin after the centrist Democrat from West Virginia said he would not support President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
‘Our entire democracy is on the line,’ Ocasio-Cortez, the congresswoman from New York, tweeted on Sunday.
The Squad member called on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a vote ‘immediately’.
‘If they forced folks to go on record with [the bipartisan infrastructure bill], they can force the Senate to go on record with BBB,’ she wrote in a later tweet on Sunday.
House Rep. Cori Bush, a progressive Democrat from St. Louis, also blasted Manchin on Sunday, tweeting: ‘Honestly, I’m frustrated with every Democrat who agreed to tie the fate of our most vulnerable communities to the corporatist ego of one Senator.
Other progressives were also furious with Manchin.
‘Let’s be clear: Manchin’s excuse is bulls**t,’ Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted on Sunday.
‘The people of West Virginia would directly benefit from childcare, pre-Medicare expansion, and long term care, just like Minnesotans.’
She added: ‘This is exactly what we warned would happen if we separated Build Back Better from infrastructure.’
Omar told MSNBC she knew Manchin ‘couldn’t be trusted.’