President Biden took a swipe Tuesday at a pair of moderate Democrats while attempting to explain why the most ambitious parts of his agenda haven’t been passed through Congress.
“I hear all the folks on TV saying, ‘Why doesn’t Biden get this done?’” the president said during remarks in Tulsa commemorating the 100th anniversary of that city’s race massacre.
“Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House, and a tie in the Senate,” he went on, “with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends.”
Though Biden did not mention any names, he seemed to be referring to Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.). Both senators have been emphatic that they will not vote to remove the legislative filibuster, which requires most legislation to garner 60 votes to pass.
Democrats have recently blamed the filibuster for blocking the passage of sweeping changes to voting