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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes goes on ALL CAPS alarmist rant after Manchin rejects massive spending bill

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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.”

Hayes was quickly, and roundly, mocked online.


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.

Jon Dougherty

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