President Biden made it clear that only Senators Manchin and Sinema stand in the way of passing his agenda in Congress.
President Biden increases the pressure on Manchin and Sinema and blames them for delaying the infrastructure: “I need 50 votes in the Senate. I have 48.” pic.twitter.com/0xXstcwXT5
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 4, 2021
A reporter asked President Biden: “He has often promoted his 36 years in the S.enate, your helpers have spoken about your abilities to be a closer to agreements involving legislation. Why couldn’t you, Mr. President, to close the deal with members of your own party in key parts of your last week’s legislative agenda? “
Biden replied, “I was able to close the deal with 99% of my party. Two. Two people still on going. I don’t think there was a president who could closing deals that has been a position where you only have 50 votes in the Senate. And a slim majority in the House. This is a process. This is a process. We will do it “.
The president was asked if he was blaming Manchin and Sinema, and he replied: Look, I need 50 votes in the Senate. I’m 48 “.
Joe Manchin said he wants a deal. Senator Sinema hides in a bathroom in the state of Arizona.
All the evidence suggests that a deal will be made. The president is right. He closed the deal with 99% of his caucus, and it’s only a matter of time until he gets Manchin and Sinema on board as well.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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