Right Before Manchin Killed Biden’s Prized Bill, He ‘Refused’ One Frantic Phone Call

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin took a bold stand against his own party and joined Republicans to shoot down Joe Biden’s wildly expensive bill known as” Build Back Better Act.”

In the final moments leading up to the vote, Manchin reportedly refused to take a “frantic” phone call from the White House.

The White House was infuriated to learn that Manchin said he would not vote for the Biden’s spending spree in “any shape, size, or form,” according to Politico.

Appearing on Fox News, Manchin explained, “If I can’t go home and explain it to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it.”

“And I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there,” Manchin added.

Fox News host Bret Baier asked, “You’re done? This is — this is a no?”

“This is a no, on this legislation,” Manchin said. “I have tried everything I know to do.”

Politico reported that the White House called Manchin in a panic, but Manchin “refused to take a call from White House staff.”

A senior White House official confirmed the phone call to Politico.

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Far-left Democrats have been pushing for the largest single spending bill in history of $3.5 trillion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Democrats finalized their proposal for $2.9 trillion in tax hikes. It’s the “biggest tax increase in history,” Newsmax reported.

It’s certainly the largest tax increase in decades, which is meant to pay for the Democrats’ higher spending in their ‘reconciliation’ package. As history has proven over and over again, the Democrats’ proposal for taxes and spending will undoubtedly have a negative impact by discouraging Americans from working, saving, investing, and innovating. Moderate Democrats, such as Senator Manchin of West Virginia, has refused to support the legislation.

As a result of this decision, Manchin has been under constant attacks from the Left.

White House Press secretary Jen Psaki accused Manchin of breaking his word. She said, “Senator Manchin came to the White House and submitted — to the President, in person, directly — a written outline for a Build Back Better bill that was the same size and scope as the President’s framework, and covered many of the same priorities.”

“While that framework was missing key priorities, we believed it could lead to a compromise acceptable to all. Senator Manchin promised to continue conversations in the days ahead, and to work with us to reach that common ground,” the statement said. “If his comments on Fox and written statement indicate an end to that effort, they represent a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position, and a breach of his commitments to the President and the Senator’s colleagues in the House and Senate.”

Democrat Rep Cori Bush of Missouri even accused Manchin of being “anti-black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant” by failing to support Biden’s massive spending bill.

Bush said, “When I promised St. Louis a historic investment in children, in our seniors, in housing, and in our schools, I said that I would do everything I can to actually deliver change that our community can feel.

“Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant,” she continued.

“When we talk about transformative change, we are talking about a bill that will benefit Black, brown, and Indigenous communities.”

“Those same communities are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. We cannot leave anyone behind. Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act,” she added.