Joe Biden and company have admitted a temporary defeat on their massive spending bill.
Once again, the $1.2 trillion bill was pulled off the floor for lack of support on both sides of the aisle.
Biden insisted that Pelosi stall to get the reconciliation package to go through, a move that may end up costing him both pieces of legislation.
Then he started with his rhetoric, saying the failure of the bills to pass would “embolden” those who blessed the January 6 “insurrection.”
Going Down Swinging
If Joe Biden is going to get this legislation passed, he needs across the aisle support.
However, he continues to throw daggers at Republicans every chance he gets.
Biden and House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) blew this, and now they are looking for ways to deflect the blame.
So, they have now resorted to rallying around the January 6 rally that led to some rioting at the Capitol.
Biden wants to paint the entire Republican Party and all of its supporters as radicals and insurrectionists.
This is their failure, however, as the smaller package would have passed with ease had it been put on the floor before the House end-of-summer recess.
Instead of taking that victory, Joe Biden has caved to the far left in the party, now putting both pieces of legislation at risk.
The only hope Democrats now have of passing both bills is to lower the overall price of the reconciliation package to the request of Senator Manchin (D-W.V.) of $1.5 trillion, but then they have to worry about Senator Sinema (D-AZ), who has yet to show any inclination she will bend.
This fight is far from over, but Biden and Democrat congressional leadership are taking haymakers to the face right now.
As we all know, things in Washington can change rather quickly, but it is tough to imagine Democrats getting anything close to what they want on the big package right now.