Pelosi Takes Mid-Sentence Dig at Manchin While Praising Him Amid Reconciliation Chaos

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stopped mid-sentence while being praiseworthy of Joe Manchin on Thursday amid the chaos surrounding the $3.5 trillion welfare and climate reconciliation bill, which the West Virginia Democratic senator opposes.

“Madame Speaker, I don’t have to tell you, you’ve got a Senate problem on your hands. Joe Manchin said last night that the reconciliation bill is the definition of fiscal insanity. He talked about vengeful taxes. Does that sound like someone who’s open to further negotiation and how do you…,” asked NBC News senior Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake, who was interrupted by Pelosi repeatedly saying “Yes.”

“How do you move forward with that on the other side of the Democratic Party,” asked Haake.

“We’re talking about substance. We’re not talking about rhetoric and not even talking
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