Earlier today, we reported that Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), after begging Republicans for cooperation, lambasted them on the Senate floor after they caved.
Instead of sending out an olive branch of any kind, he decided to rip into them.
He faced harsh criticism, including from members of his own party.
The most telling of all, however, is Senator Manchin (D-W.V.) simply walking out of chambers in protest.
I Can’t Take It
Manchin knows Dems are up against it right now, which is why he was hoping Schumer would show some grace.
That was far too much to ask, though.
As Schumer went into his tirade, watch Manchin in the background, head in hands, until he finally had enough…
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 8, 2021
Manchin spoke with reporters after leaving chambers…
Manchin tells us he didn’t like Schumer’s speech after the vote to break a filibuster on the debt ceiling. "I didn't think it was appropriate at this time," he said, arguing that "we need to de-weaponize" and stop "playing politics … That was not a way to take (frustration) out” pic.twitter.com/TsGDsMNAqK
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 8, 2021
I would like to be able to say that will be the last time Republicans cave so we no longer have to listen to this drivel from Schumer, but we all know that will not be the case.
McConnell has proven himself to be an “all talk, no action” leader, and it is time for change.