Joe Biden got hit with bad news from the one Democrat he can’t afford to lose
Joe Biden’s bad August spilled over into a terrible September.
Democrats in Congress scrambled to pick up the pieces.
But now Joe Biden got hit with bad news from the one Democrat he can’t afford to lose.
Joe Biden needs every Democrat Senator to support his $3.5 trillion-dollar big government spending bill that Bernie Sanders is drafting.
But if the House of Representatives delays a planned vote on a $1.2 trillion dollar fake infrastructure bill, that could spell doom for Democrats in the Senate.
Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema informed Joe Biden that she will not support a $3.5 trillion-dollar big government spending bill if the House delays the companion bill.
POLITICO Playbook reports:
MODS TO BIDEN: BIF NOW OR BUST — Sen. KYRSTEN SINEMA (D-Ariz.) delivered a tough message to President JOE BIDEN at a private meeting Wednesday, we’re told: If the House delays its scheduled Sept. 27 vote on the bipartisan infrastructure plan — or if the vote fails — she won’t be backing a reconciliation bill.
Democrats need all 50 Senators united to pass the Sanders bill since Chuck Schumer plans to ram it through the Senate on a party-line vote using the reconciliation process.
But socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said they will vote no on the fake infrastructure bill unless Nancy Pelosi and Schumer first pass the Sanders bill – which is impossible given that it doesn’t yet exist.
Biden’s entire Presidency hangs in the balance.
If his legislative agenda stalls out despite his party controlling both houses of Congress, it will brand his administration as a certified failure in the minds of officials in Washington, D.C., the corporate media, and the public.
Biden’s coming off a summer where inflation surged, job numbers did not meet expectations, and the administration’s COVID messaging confused the public.
Democrats hoped passing trillions of dollars in new spending would reset the narrative surrounding the Biden administration.
But those hopes were dashed by Senator Sinema’s ultimatum to Joe Biden.