Senate Democrats are holding an emergency meeting in the wake of Senator Joe Manchin’s killing of the BBB bill. There’s no word on whether Manchin will attend.
“This session has… led to moments of deep discontent and frustration. That frustration was evident in the past week as nearly all of us were disappointed by the decision to delay floor consideration of the Build Back Better Act because Senator Manchin could not come to an agreement with the president,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wrote to Senate Democrats Monday.”
“Schumer said in the sharp letter that the Senate will vote on the reconciliation bill nevertheless, and “will keep voting on it until we get something done.” The majority leader also said the Senate will vote on changing the legislative filibuster, which Manchin also opposes.”
A capitol police officer has resigned to join CNN – he’s been a vocal critic of Trump and Republicans.
Rassmussen Poll: By a 44% to 31% margin, likely voters chose Trump over Biden when asked, “Which of the following politicians most represents your political views?”
El Salvador’s president went after the Biden White House, accusing it of corruption. Can’t argue with that.
Break From Politics
Tiger Woods is back on the course after his horrific crash, playing in a tournament with his son Charlie. Tiger and Charlie got 2nd place, falling to John Daly and his son John Jr.
Tweet of the Day
The COVID survival rate if you’re unvaccinated is 99.8% (including elderly & sick).
99.93% if you’re under 65.
99.993% if you’re under 45.
Just wanted to throw out a nugget of reality in the midst of this winter of severe illness & death.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) December 21, 2021
Quote of the Day
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. – Henry David Thoreau