According to a new book “Peril,” written by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward, President Joe Biden had a meltdown after Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support his multi-trillion dollar coronavirus package.
“If you don’t come along, you’re really f***ing me,” Biden whined.
Manchin’s vote was needed for the package to pass however he was extremely concerned about the high cost of the Democrat package.
“On the day of the alleged phone call, Manchin compromised with his fellow Senate Democrats over a disagreement involving an unemployment benefits proposal included in the package,” the Daily Caller reported. “Democrats supported funding $400 of weekly unemployment benefits, while the West Virginia senator supported a proposal offered by Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, that would have only included $300 benefits through July 18.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is still trying to pass the $3.5 trillion COVID-19 spending package and Biden is still trying to win support from Manchin as well as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
CNBC reported. “Both lawmakers have criticized the proposed $3.5 trillion price tag, and Manchin has called on party leaders to delay votes on the legislation.”
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The meetings come at a pivotal point for an agenda that Democrats hope will offer a lifeline to households and stymie Republican efforts to win control of Congress next year. Party leaders gave congressional committees a Wednesday deadline to write their portions of the bill, and they hope to send it to Biden’s desk in the coming weeks.
Democrats have to navigate a political maze before they can pass what they call the biggest investment in the social safety net in decades. While the party does not need a GOP vote to approve the bill through budget reconciliation, a single Democratic defection can sink it in the Senate, giving Manchin and Sinema massive leverage to shape the plan.
Woodward’s book also gives shocking details about the potentially treasonous activities conducted by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley.
“Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to ‘Peril,’ a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa,” said Fox Business. “Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, ‘was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.’”
“Milley worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ the authors explained. ‘You never know what a president’s trigger point is,’ Milley told his senior staff, according to the book,” said the Post.
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