Maxine Waters: Maybe Joe Manchin Doesn't Have Any Empathy For The Less Fortunate
Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, told MSNBC on Sunday that she can't understand why Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema oppose the president's "Build Back Better" agenda.
"It is absolutely not to be understood that these two members of the Senate can talk about this being too much," she said. "Too much for whom? For people who have been denied, discriminated against, and excluded in every sector of our society? Simply to say that this is too much money and reject particularly housing and child care and climate change and all of this is baffling to me. I don’t get it."
"As for Manchin, maybe he doesn’t understand people who work every day who are paying 50% of their income on housing, people who work every day and can’t afford a down payment even though they could afford the mortgage, but that down payment is too much, people who don’t have the security deposit to get a rental unit because it would double the cost of getting into that unit."
"These people are well off, and they live very well and they maybe don’t have empathy or any real concerns for those who are less fortunate," she said.