The Daily Beast reports:
In a blistering statement, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Manchin’s comments on Fox were “at odds with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff, and with his own public utterances.”
She said Manchin had personally delivered President Biden a written outline for the bill this week, of “the same size and scope as the President’s framework” and “promised to continue conversations.”
Psaki said “we will find a way to move forward next year,” and called Manchin’s declaration that he would oppose the bill “a sudden and inexplicable reservsal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate.”
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BREAKING: White House accuses Sen. Joe Manchin of breaking commitments on $2 trillion bill, calls the West Virginia Democrat’s opposition “sudden and inexplicable.” https://t.co/Yw0yMG4xsH
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2021