Ocasio-cortez places blame for BBB fail on democratic leadership

By | December 20, 2021

Ocasio-cortez places blame for BBB fail on democratic leadership

1 00:00:00,390 –> 00:00:06,000 >> Well I think what Senator mentioned did yesterday represent such an egregious breach of 2 00:00:06,000 –> 00:00:11,250 the trust of the president. And it’s also you know this is exactly why. It’s an 3 00:00:11,250 –> 00:00:16,620 outcome that we had warned about well over a month ago. Of course we have every right to be furious 4 00:00:16,620 –> 00:00:22,760 with Joe Manchin. But it’s really up to leadership in the Democratic Party who 5 00:00:22,760 –> 00:00:27,110 you know made the decision to get us to this juncture and how we’re going to move forward. 6 00:00:27,110 –> 00:00:32,700 >> And I think right now that leader and Democratic leadership has a very large number of tools at 7 00:00:32,700 –> 00:00:38,010 their disposal. The president particularly and it’s really about time that you know we take the kid gloves 8 00:00:38,010 –> 00:00:43,530 off and we start using them to govern for working families in this country. Now when that decision to separate and 9 00:00:43,530 –> 00:00:49,050 to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill happened some of us took umbrage 10 00:00:49,050 –> 00:00:49,650 with that. 11 00:00:49,710 –> 00:00:54,840 >> And. The president did say that that the bipartisan I 12 00:00:54,840 –> 00:01:00,390 mean rather the Build Back Better act was promised and that you know he’s got it. And we said you 13 00:01:00,390 –> 00:01:05,760 know with respect to the president he can’t. No one can 14 00:01:05,760 –> 00:01:11,330 really. Beat promise a mansion vote. Our leadership needs to step up 15 00:01:11,330 –> 00:01:17,340 and I think that we can do that. I do not believe that the situation is beyond repair but 16 00:01:17,340 –> 00:01:22,920 it’s going to take a different kind of thinking to get out of it than it did to get into it. Folks sometimes 17 00:01:22,920 –> 00:01:26,430 jokingly call Senate private school for a reason. 18 00:01:26,430 –> 00:01:31,710 >> We are treating the Senate you know just the fact that you can go on Fox News and say I don’t feel 19 00:01:31,710 –> 00:01:37,620 like voting for this or I don’t think I’m going to do it but we really need to create a governing environment 20 00:01:37,620 –> 00:01:43,320 in the United States Senate make it tough don’t go on vacation come back call 21 00:01:43,320 –> 00:01:49,020 the vote have to stand in front of your constituents and say No I’m going to take dollars 22 00:01:49,020 –> 00:01:53,220 I’m going to take the food out of your kid’s mouths make him take that vote. 23 00:01:53,220 –> 00:01:58,650 >> They had they made us take the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. God forbid that that 24 00:01:58,650 –> 00:02:04,380 they might actually have to show up and stand or or sit and 25 00:02:04,380 –> 00:02:09,660 actually have to talk and actually live out the threat of their filibuster. I mean it 26 00:02:09,660 –> 00:02:16,170 is it is unconscionable the way that the Senate operates. It’s fundamentally undemocratic 27 00:02:16,170 –> 00:02:19,800 . The bill has already been retrofitted to Joe mansion’s liking. 28 00:02:20,010 –> 00:02:25,500 >> Let’s make that extremely clear. And so this is a Joe Manchin Build 29 00:02:25,500 –> 00:02:30,900 Back Better act. And so this idea that we’re going to go back to the table and give 30 00:02:30,900 –> 00:02:36,930 him the pen again for a bill that he has already had has his ink all over makes 31 00:02:36,930 –> 00:02:42,300 very little sense. You know being strung along has been. The path this 32 00:02:42,300 –> 00:02:43,890 entire time this entire year.