So-called moderate Sen. Joe Manchin turned on West Virginia by agreeing to a massive spending and tax bill.
Experts have found that the bill will raise taxes on nearly all Americans while doing nothing to lower inflation.
Republicans like Mitch McConnell foolishly helped Democrats get this deal done. But now, the GOP is fighting back.
From The Hill:
Senate Republicans say they’re planning to pull out all the stops to deal some pain to Democrats as the majority party gets set to move a sweeping tax reform bill through the chamber and to the House and President Biden…
…and they are reaching out to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who has yet to back the deal…
The vote-a-rama is just one of several hurdles that Senate Democrats must clear to use the complex budget reconciliation process to bypass a filibuster.
Republicans are not sitting back and letting Democrats pass this massive spending and tax bill.
Because the left will be exploiting the “reconciliation” loophole, they don’t need 60 votes to get this measure passed.
But they do need every last Democrat in the Senate, all 50, to pass this bill.
On top of that, the minority party has the chance to recommend amendments to the bill. Republicans plan on using this process to push as many amendments as possible.
While this will not stop the bill from being passed, it will force Democrats to vote on numerous amendments, including politically painful ones.
Republicans will push for immigration enforcement, healthcare reform, taxes, and more.
In addition to this, Republicans are reaching out to Kyrsten Sinema, the only other moderate Democrat in the Senate.
Previously, Sinema and Manchin have defied their party to protect the filibuster and oppose other spending bills.
At the moment, Sinema has not announced if she supports Schumer’s bill. Her officer previously said she needed to look at the legislation before making a decision.
Many were shocked to find Manchin so quickly agreeing to a bill that violates his previous concerns.
The Democrat opposed other spending bills because he said more spending and taxation was wrong.
Yet he was willing to support this one, which hampers fossil fuels and raises taxes on most Americans.
I doubt the folks back home will be happy with that.
- Republicans plan to go “all out” in their opposition to Schumer’s spending bill.
- They plan a “vote-a-rama” to force votes on numerous amendments to the bill.
- They are also reaching out to Kyrsten Sinema, another moderate Democrat.
Source: The Hill