House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) needs to watch himself. The mainstream media can put out whatever information or data they want, but the voters’ matter. It’s becoming clearer that Democrats aren’t all for the measures President Joe Biden is putting in place, and his lack of popularity will follow the politicians who back him right now.
Schumer wrote a letter to his colleagues saying, “Senators should be aware that the Senate will take up the Build Back Better Act early in the new year so that every member of this body has the opportunity to express their views on the Senate floor, not only on television. We will vote on a revised version of the House-passed Build Back Better Act, and we will keep voting on it until something is done.”
What it looks like is that they’ll keep voting on it until something is done, but by “done,” Schumer must mean to have it not pass. That’s the only interpretation that the recent statements can gather from Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Manchin made a couple of notable statements recently. “If I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it.”
That’s a very respectable position to take. That’s the statement that every politician across the country has to accept and live by. It doesn’t matter if it makes sense in Washington, DC. Does it make sense at home?
According to a Rasmussen Report, 38% of voters support the legislation, while 45% oppose the bill following the news about the Build Back Better Act.
The Build Back Better Act is that if you look at the text document, a $ sign shows up 1,456 times in the September 27th, 2021 bill. That’s alarming and should throw your senses off a lot.
According to another Rasmussen Report, only 17% of likely West Virginia voters approve of a provision in Build Back Better that would provide “10-years of work permits and legal status to approximately 8 million illegal immigrants.”
The voters of West Virginia side with Manchin.
The same report says, “Only 28% of West Virginia voters generally support the Build Back Better bill, while 55% oppose it. Another 17% are not sure.”
It isn’t a popular bill among Manchin’s constituents. This single act will push Manchin into a better political career because he’s showing his state that he can be trusted with their vote. Politicians should take notice.