Behind The Poll:
According to Sophie Mann Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., unleashed a profanity-laced tirade toward Sen. Joe Manchin, suggesting the West Virginia Democrat “couldn’t be trusted” after announcing he opposed President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better legislation.
On Fox News over the weekend, Manchin, with apparently little warning given to the White House, announced after weeks of back-and-forth that he will not be supporting the massive social spending package.
“I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there. This is a no on this legislation. I have tried everything I know to do,” he told host Bret Baier.
He continued, “The president has worked diligently. He’s been wonderful to work with. He knows I’ve had concerns and the problems I’ve had and, you know, the thing that we should all be directing our attention towards, the variant, a COVID that we have coming back at us in so many different aspects in different ways, it’s affecting our lives again.”
Responding to Manchin’s remarks during an interview with MSNBC host Ali Velshi, Omar said, “I mean, we all knew that Senator Manchin couldn’t be trusted. The excuses that he just made, I think, are complete bulls**t.”