President Joe Biden took aim at some of his own Democrat allies on Tuesday for refusing to give their full backing to his increasingly radical agenda.
As The Hill reports:
Touting the need to pass legislation on voting rights, Biden dismissed criticism over Democrats’ inability thus far to move certain bills forward, noting that Republicans remain nearly universally opposed to the pieces of legislation and are joined by two Democrats the president declined to name.
“I hear all the folks on TV saying, ‘Why doesn’t Biden get this done?'” he said Tuesday. “Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends.”
The comment appeared to be targeted at Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who have been chief opponents of ending the filibuster to ease Democrats’ path to passing legislation in the Senate.
Neither Manchin nor Sinema immediately responded to requests for comment from The Hill.
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