‘STARTING FROM SCRATCH’: An Immovable Manchin Forces ‘Build Back’ Do-Over

Build Back won’t be back —Democrats are starting from scratch, according to Joe Manchin.

“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Thursday that talks over President Biden‘s sweeping climate and social spending package would be ‘starting from scratch,’ throwing cold water on hopes of a quick revival,” The Hill reports.

“We’re going to start with a clean sheet of paper and start over,” Manchin told reporters, going on to clarify that there are no talks currently scheduled with Biden, Schumer or Pelosi.

As for Manchin’s previous $1.8 trillion dollar counter-offer? Still on the table?

“Manchin indicated it wasn’t, saying Democrats will ‘just be starting from scratch,’” The Hill Reports.