Most Senate Democrats aren’t listening to the GOP’s counter-offer to President Joe Biden’s massive $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
That’s all right, though. After all, Republicans only need one vote from the other side of the aisle to scuttle the massive American Jobs Plan — and from the sound of it, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is interested in hearing them out.
In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, the Senate’s hinge vote said he thought the bill was “a good start” and had “bipartisan support,” while urging that the more contentious parts of the bill be dealt with separately and remaining ambiguous on continuing to use the budget reconciliation process to pass the Biden administration’s agenda along party-line votes.
“Well, it’s a good start. It really is. And I’m glad they did it,” Manchin said.
“And they have worked it together. So, we know it has bipartisan support.