Democrats must have the support of Senators Manchin and Sinema to pass the highly debated increased social spending package and infrastructure deal. Bernie Sanders met with Manchin to persuade a change in Manchin’s position. Sanders openly rebuked Manchin in an op-ed in a West Virginia newspaper. His charge, Manchin stood in opposition to a Bill that would supposedly help West Virginians.
The Senators oppose adding $3.5 trillion in spending to the economy. The two Senators also clashed with specific agendas embedded in the package.