Biden, though, came across with a sense of confidence that he’d get his legislative cornerstone passed – with a bit of irreverence and a reality check.
“Look, in the United States Senate, when you have 50 Democrats, every one is the president,” Biden said, as he made pretty clear that two of them, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-wv) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-az) were the reason that a $3.5 trillion plan would be something much smaller.
“It’s all about compromise,” Biden said, particularly when there are no votes to spare.
Far more than Biden’s past two town halls for the network, this event got into much more of the nitty gritty details of negotiations and what’s possible. That’s already generated some