MSNBC host Chris Hayes wasted no time taking to social media to rail against the rejection of a massive spending package backed by President Joe Biden and most members of his party after a key Democratic senator announced Wednesday he could not support it.
In a statement, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he won’t agree to “spending trillions more” on social welfare and other programs he believes will be funded in perpetuity as part of a $3.5 trillion layout that contains a tsunami of left-wing priorities.
“While I am hopeful that common ground can be found that would result in another historic investment in our nation, I cannot – and will not – support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces,” Manchin said.
“There is a better way and I believe we can find it if we are willing to continue to negotiate in good faith,” he added.
Manchin’s announcement sent Hayes into a tailspin, acting out on Twitter using all caps.
“THERE IS NO BRUTAL FISCAL REALITY THE NATION FACES; IT IS ENTIRELY MADE UP!” he tweeted, adding in all caps not long after: “ON THE OTHER HAND THE EARTH IS GOING TO WARM PAST THE THRESHOLD ITS EVER REACHED WHILE SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE SO THATS [sic] KIND OF A BRUTAL REALITY WE FACE.”
ON THE OTHER HAND THE EARTH IS GOING TO WARM PAST THE THRESHOLD ITS EVER REACHED WHILE SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE SO THATS KIND OF A BRUTAL REALITY WE FACE https://t.co/UTKESku1Ef
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 29, 2021
Hayes was quickly, and roundly, mocked online.
Did you know that we are at a historic low for CO2 levels and global temps in earth history? And that life flourished for millions of years at much higher levels? GTFOH with this stupid propaganda already.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 29, 2021
😂 😂😂 it’s hilarious you think the planet is going to warm beyond what human life can support. Hey numb nuts people survive in all the deserts on earth just fine and the average global temperature is less than 65 degrees. At 66 degrees we’re going to be just fine.
— Chris Manning (@Manning4USCong) September 30, 2021
I BET IF WE SPEND $10T TOMRROW WE CAN REVERSE THE CLIMATE OF A 4.5B YEAR OLD PLANET.
— spoo (@itradestocksman) September 29, 2021
you should talk about it on your show if your parents let you
— greg (@greejis) September 29, 2021
We’ve been TEN YEARS away from disaster for 30 years.https://t.co/OQzgELeIqP
— Not that frog (@Frog_O_War) September 29, 2021
So tell me how free community college, child care, having banks disclose when I take more then $600 dollars at a time from my accounts is going to change the Earth, or support human life, other then the freeloaders, or save us from Climate change???????
— Mary Kupcho (@withthisneedle) September 30, 2021
Thus far, no Republican has voiced support for the gargantuan spending bill, which means in an evenly divided Senate, every Democrat vote will be needed to pass the measure via the reconciliation process, with Vice President Kamala Harris being the tie-breaker.
As for Manchin, he has repeatedly expressed opposition to the $3.5 trillion bill. Also, another moderate Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, has not said she would support the measure, either, which did not escape Hayes’ attention.
“I think if they had their druthers, Sinema/Manchin want to pass a glorified highway bill, and call it a day. Neither of them will be on the hook, personally or politically for what that means. (Although Arizona’s in for quite a ride from climate change over the next two decades.),” Hayes tweeted.
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