It’s only $6 Trillion: ABC Pressures Manchin to Move Left, Bring GOP With Him

Nicholas Fondacaro | June 27, 2021
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With President Biden trying to walk back his apparent threat to veto the bipartisan infrastructure bill if he didn’t get a massive social spending bill (so-called “human infrastructure”) in tandem, ABC’s This Week fill-in host Jonathan Karl pressed Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to use his “leverage” to move Republicans to the left and have them support the multi-trillion-dollar expenditure.

You get hammered all the time by fellow Democrats, especially progressives who say you are constantly drawing red lines for what you'll support and, you know, creating limits on how far Democrats will be able to go now that you control all the House, the Senate, and the White House,” Karl whined as he set up his pressure campaign.

From there, Karl implored Manchin to go against his principles and threaten to kill the filibuster in order to “draw some red lines with Republicans” instead of Democrats for a change.