Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is holding out hope that President Biden’s trillion-dollar socio-environmental spending spree can still pass in the Senate, despite Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) insisting discussions are not happening.
“I do think there’s an agreement to be reached,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “It’s so important for our country.”
Pelosi says she’s had conversations with Manchin; the West Virginian Senator says he hasn’t spoken to anyone recently.
“Whether we’re talking about the need for child care … home health care, all of those things,” Pelosi said. “In addition to that we see weather, and that weather is telling us that we must do what is in the bill to address the climate crisis which is causing so many unusual natural disasters.”
“Pelosi’s comments aired one day after reports emerged that Manchin had pulled his proposal for a $1.8 trillion compromise bill,” the New York Post reports.
It’s over, Nancy.