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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA News Correspondent 

White House, Dems Furious Over Sen. Manchin's Build Back Better Betrayal


December 23, 2021

"I have always said, 'If I can't go back home and explain it, I can't vote for it.' Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia, and I cannot vote to move forward on this mammoth piece of legislation," Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said in the statement.

Black Press photojournalist and social media maven Anthony Tilman assessed the death of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation this way:

"[Fifty] Republicans in the Senate don't care about children in their own communities and want them to remain in poverty, and yet they still get re-elected. That's the sad truth."

While Tilghman accurately assessed the GOP blocking popular and needed legislation, the most consequential "no vote" came from a Democrat.

In an appearance, Sunday, December 19, on the Republican-friendly network Fox News, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin – who ca...

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