Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) has become a major roadblock for Joe Biden to pass his excessive spending plans.
Considering Manchin vowed to never use reconciliation for such spending before the election, Biden should be happy he has even conceded as much as he has.
Instead, the entire party has put the squeeze play on him, with Joe Biden inviting Manchin to Delaware for a Sunday breakfast to apply even more, only it did not go so well for Biden.
Thanks for the Eggs
The clock is ticking and Joe Biden was hoping to get Manchin to cave to his demands.
From the reports that are breaking, Manchin ate his breakfast and left without a deal in place for Biden.
Manchin has been under heavy pressure, reportedly getting into a nasty screaming match with Senator Sanders (I-VT), threatening to kill the entire package at one point.
As is usually the case with this administration, spin is being put on the fact Biden, once again, failed to get a fellow party member to come around to his way of thinking.
The White House characterized the meeting as “productive” and stated all parties would continue to remain in contact.
Joe Biden is hitting the road this week, but he once again has areas on the tour list that have already bought into his nonsense (he is going to New Jersey).
Biden will also head to Virginia on Tuesday for Terry McAuliffe to try to generate support for the gubernatorial election.
That will be two straight days of traveling for Joe, so we probably should not expect to see him much after that other than when he surfaces from the White House to jump on Marine One and head back to Delaware next weekend.