UPDATED 8:44 AM PT – Monday, October 11, 2021
California Rep. Maxine Waters (D) is blasting Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over their hesitation toward Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar reconciliation bill.
During an interview Sunday, Waters accused Manchin and Sinema of being unsympathetic toward the less fortunate as they try to lower the price tag of the $3.5 trillion social spending package. She claimed the only reason these moderate lawmakers would want to decrease the funding is because they are “out of touch with the lower and middle classes.”
“It is absolutely not to be understood that these two members of the Senate can talk about this being too much,” stated the California Democrat. “Too much for whom? For people who have been denied, discriminated against and excluded in every sector of our society? Simply to say that this is too much money and reject particularly housing and child care is baffling to me. I don’t get it.”
Waters criticism came after Manchin said he could not accept the U.S. economy or society moving toward an entitlement mentality. The West Virginia lawmaker asserted that he can “help those who really need help if those who can help themselves do so.”
Waters went on to accuse the moderates of lacking empathy or concern for the less fortunate. She stated, “I don’t know, maybe they just don’t get it. Maybe they just don’t want to get it.”