Liberals and others on the left lashed out at Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia after he left a meeting Tuesday with President Joe Biden without agreeing to vote for his $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.
Biden met separately with Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in hopes of persuading the two holdouts in the Senate to vote for the infrastructure bill and defeat Republican efforts to block the gigantic spending legislation.
Manchin told reporters that no agreement had been reached during the meeting.
"There was no commitments made at all," Manchin said. "Just good negotiations, talking about the needs of our country."
Manchin has said previously that he wouldn't go along with Democratic schemes that didn't have some component of bipartisan support from Republicans in order to diffuse the divisive state of politics. In response, MSNBC host Joy Reid has called on Democrats to "wage war" on him and Sinema for standing in the way of the Democratic agenda.
Liberals on social media immediately excoriated Manchin for his latest statement.
"Joe Manchin is really getting on my nerves. Tell us your number on the budget bill, Joe. Stop grandstanding for attention," wrote "Star Trek" star George Takei.
"Joe Manchin is openly unprincipled beyond adhering to whatever benefits Joe Manchin. None of this is surprising," tweeted transgender activist Charlotte Clymer.
"Why doesn't Manchin just declare himself a Republican?" said a critic on Twitter.
"YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB YOU ARE TO PROTECT AND SERVE YOUR CONSTITUENTS !!! YOU ARE PATHETIC !!!!" tweeted another detractor.
"Joe Manchin is personally destroying President Biden's legislative agenda. I hope Manchin's lobbyist friends are happy," replied another denigrator.
"I hope this guy loses everything. Yes, his seat, but also his funding, his staff, his briefcase, his godd**n parking spot. Take it all, he doesn't deserve the platform," responded another critic.
Progressive groups are also planning "flotilla" protests outside a houseboat owned by Manchin until Friday in an attempt to pressure him to vote with the other Democrats.
Here's more about the Democrats' political gridlock:
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