Posted on November 3, 2021

Cori Bush Rips Manchin on Spending Bill Opposition: ‘Anti-Black, Anti-Child, Anti-Woman and Anti-Immigrant’

Monique Beals, The Hill, November 1, 2021

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) criticized Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday hours after he publicly refused to sign off on the latest iteration of a $1.75 social spending package that House Democrats hoped to vote on this week.

“Joe Manchin does not get to dictate the future of our country,” Bush said in a statement. {snip}

“Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman and anti-immigrant,” Bush added. “Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.”

Bush also said that the “Black, brown and Indigenous communities” that would benefit from the spending plan “are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill” that has passed the Senate but not yet been voted on in the House as progressives insist on first getting a deal on the broader legislation

Manchin has frustrated fellow Democrats with his refusal to support the social package, complicating the House’s intentions to have a timely vote on the bill this week.