Tensions grow between liberals and centrists on infrastructure

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2021
From The Center

Centrist Democrats led by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and progressives led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are at loggerheads over how to move President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure agenda.

Manchin fired a shot at liberal colleagues Wednesday when he declared he will not commit to supporting a reconciliation package that progressives want to pack with their ambitious priorities.

Asked if he would commit to support a reconciliation package, Manchin said: “I’m not committing to that.”

“I’m not committing to anything,” he said. “I want to look at everything.”

“I want to make sure that...

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