On Sunday, Democratic Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin said the Democrats are ready to move forward on the Build Back Better bill, however, conceded that “a lot of us are gonna be disappointed.”
“We are ready to move. we actually need to simply have to be ensured we’ve unanimity in our caucus. and that is what we’re functioning on and that we can begin on that next week after we come,” Cardin same on Sunday.”
Cardin was asked if Democrats were open to scaling the trillion-dollar bill back even or spending some measures in the bill as standalone.
Cardin said back that this strategy was being “negotiated,” however stressed that Democrats were still required to shore the votes after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) declared his opposition to the measure.
Noting the challenge in appeasing each moderate and progressives in the party through what was enclosed or ignored of the bill, Cardin said he believed it had been potential to craft the legislation in an exceedingly method that satisfies each side.
“I assume we are able to reach that sweet spot. Look, a lot of us gonna be defeated, however, we’re not gonna let perfection be the enemy of getting something done,” Cardin said. “I assume we’ll be pragmatic concerning it, however, we wish to make sure it deals with the problems that we’re facing in our communities.”
Emanuel noted that some Republican senators have in public mixed up Manchin to join the Republic Party he effectively terminated Build Back Better’s probabilities of being passed. Cardin was asked if there was still space in the Democratic Party for Manchin.
“Oh, absolutely. The Democratic Party is pleased with having a broad tent as we say,” Cardin said. “There’s full space in our party for Joe Manchin and Elizabeth Warren and everybody in between.”
“Joe Manchin is extremely welcome within the Democratic Party,” he added.