Jim Jordan Pins 'Crazy' Build Back Better Hopes on Joe Manchin

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) hopes Democratic Senator Joe Manchin "stays firm" and stops Joe Biden's "crazy" Build Back Better bill from passing.

Speaking on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures, Jordan mentioned Manchin confirming he will not support the president's spending bill while attacking the Biden administration over a number of policies.

Jordan also accused the president of failing the country over the economy, after the Bureau of Economic Analysis revealed inflation has risen to a four-decade high of 5.7 percent.

"The American people would like safe streets, they'd like affordable gas and they'd like freedom. Instead, what Biden's given them is his record crime, record inflation and Dr. Fauci," Jordan said. "You pick the policy area, they've done it wrong.

"They may even go the wrong direction on the economy, but let's hope not and let's hope Joe Manchin stays firm [and] this crazy so-called 'Build Back Better' bill never passes."

Attempts to get Manchin to vote for the bill have been ongoing for months. His support for the bill is crucial as all 50 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus need to back the bill to ensure it passes.

In a December 19 statement, Manchin cited inflation, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and "geopolitical uncertainty" as reasons for not supporting Build Back Better.

Elsewhere during his appearance on Sunday Morning Futures, Jordan attacked actress and singer Bette Midler over her tweet criticizing Manchin for not backing the bill.

"He wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate and strung out," Midler tweeted on December 19.

Midler later apologized for the comment, saying she was "just seeing red" over Manchin's actions.

"Is he really the best WV has to offer its own citizens? Surely there's someone there who has the state's interests at heart, not his own," she tweeted.

Jordan said the comment from Midler is proof that the "so-called elite" look down on "us folks in flyover country."

He added: "They all think they're better than us regular folks who I think actually make the country work."

Jordan also referenced previous controversies of California Governor Gavin Newsom attending a restaurant in a large mixed group and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi going to a hair salon in breach of COVID guidelines as proof of "double standards" from the left.

"It's just the elite attitude that these so-called elites have and the double standard which drives us crazy. That's the disdain they have for the people in 'flyover country.'"

Manchin has been contacted for comment.

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Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News he hopes Sen. Joe Manchin "stays firm" so the "crazy" Build Back Better bill never passes. SAUL LOEB-AFP/ Toni Sandys-Pool/Getty Images