Biden told Joe Manchin ‘you’re really f***ing me’ in one last phone call to get senator to back his $1.9T stimulus deal
- President Biden is said to have called Senator Joe Manchin in March 2020 and said that if he didn’t support his $1.9T stimulus package, ‘you really f*** me’
- According to a book by reporters from the Washington Post, the phone call took place on March 5 — a day before the Senate voted on Biden’s “American Rescue Plan.”
- Manchin eventually voted with the majority of Democratic lawmakers and the aid package passed by a 50-49 vote
- Biden viewed Manchin, the most moderate Democrat in the Senate, as a major roadblock
- Co-authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa called Trump’s transition to the Biden administration ‘one of the most dangerous periods in American history’
President Joe Biden made a desperate last-minute phone call to Senator Joe Manchin the day before the Senate was due to vote on his US bailout plan to beg him to support the $1.9 billion stimulus agreement, telling him: are really f** *ing me,” according to a new book.
Biden viewed Manchin, the most moderate Democrat in the Senate, as a major roadblock ahead of the critical vote to pass the expensive stimulus deal, as reported by Fox Business.
Manchin eventually voted with the majority of Democratic lawmakers and the aid package passed by 50-49 votes. The West Virginia senator thus helped the president achieve his first legislative victory.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (pictured), the most moderate Democrat in the Senate, was a major roadblock ahead of the critical vote to approve Biden’s expensive March 2020 stimulus deal
President Joe Biden allegedly told Manchin in March of last year that if he doesn’t support his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus package, “you’re really fucking me,” according to a new book by veteran journalists
But Manchin had previously expressed concerns about the size of unemployment benefits in the aid package.
Most recently, on Sunday, he reiterated that he will not support a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill as progressives claim they will not vote through the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill without approving the trillion-dollar reconciliation bill. social expenses.
He even called for a “strategic pause” earlier this month as Biden sought to extend the US bailout on a budget of $3.5 trillion to spend on social programs.
The book – titled Peril – is excerpted from the Washington Post and reveals information about the Biden administration.
The book – titled Peril – reveals information about Biden’s administration and is expected to be published on September 21
Authors Bob Woodward, a longtime investigative reporter, and Robert Costa, a political reporter, claimed the call was made on March 5 — just a day before the Senate voted to approve Biden’s “American Rescue Plan.”
Co-authors Woodward and Costa, to be published Sept. 21, described the Trump’s transition to the Biden administration as “one of the most dangerous periods in American history.”
The bill passed, and Democrats allowed Manchin to make a last-minute call to cut Biden’s proposed list of federal unemployment benefits, as detailed in Peril, which was written based on interviews with more than 200 people.
Manchin, along with other moderates, have become critical voices in the Senate.
The senator continued to reject his party’s plan not to let the infrastructure go ahead without the progressive reconciliation package, though he did not disclose the amount he would approve.
If he doesn’t budge, Congress could be in a deadlock where none of the massive pieces of legislation will get through.