On Monday, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the Progressive Caucus Chair of the House of Representatives, discussed her reactions to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) decision not to back the Build Back Better Act, and what she thinks President Joe Biden should do now.
“I want to start this conversation with a clear-eyed look at how we got to where we are,” Jayapal said on a media call on Monday, per the Washington Examiner. “It started almost eight months ago when the White House decided to split the president’s Build Back Better agenda into two bills, leaving the majority of the agenda, even beginning negotiations, until the early fall.”
“Either the president did not have a commitment, or the senator made a commitment and went back. And I believe the president when he says he had a commitment,” Jayapal noted.