Pressley: Sen. Manchin Has ‘Contempt’ for American People

Pressley: Sen. Manchin Has ‘Contempt’ for American People

December 20, 2021

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, radical “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) claimed that fellow Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) had “contempt” for the American people after he announced he would not vote for President Joe Biden’s ill-named “Build Back Better Act.”

“He’s never negotiated in good faith and obstructing the president’s agenda, 85% of which is still left on the table,” Pressley said. “In obstructing the president’s agenda, he’s obstructing the people’s agenda.”

False. The identification of the government with “the people” is pure Marxist propaganda.

“I was listening to his interview earlier today, and he said it’s a mammoth bill,” she continued. “You’re right. It’s a mammoth bill to address mammoth hurt to lower the cost of elder care, childcare, prescription drug cost, the child tax credit, which is so critical in combating child poverty. West Virginia, I believe, is seventh in the country when it comes to child poverty. So by not advancing the Build Back Better Act, not only do we fail to meet the needs of the American people, their mammoth hurt in this pandemic and pandemic-induced recession. Not only that, but we’re going to put in his district, in his state, 50,000 more children at risk of going back into poverty by not advancing the Build Back Better Act because the child tax credit is in that and expired Friday.”

The notion that this “mammoth” bill is going to have any positive economic impact, much less end child poverty, is — again — pure Marxist  propaganda.

Pressley concluded, “All I want for Christmas is a senator that has compassion for the American people and not contempt.”

The only contempt for the American people on display here is Pressley’s.

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