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Biden jets to Connecticut to try and revive reconciliation bill


‘Can we ask you about inflation?’ Biden ignores questions from reporters AGAIN before jetting off on Marine One to Connecticut to try and revive his stalled multi-trillion dollar budget

  • President Joe Biden departed for Connecticut Friday and again ignored reporters questions as he marched toward Marine One
  • ‘Can we ask you about inflation?’ a male reporter was heard yelling, as the president looked at the group but didn’t approach 
  • Biden is heading to Connecticut and will deliver two speeches
  • He’ll speak about investing in child care costs, part of the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget bill that is stuck in Congress 
  • He’ll also appear at a dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights, a favor to Biden’s former Senate buddy, Chris Dodd 


President Joe Biden departed for Connecticut Friday and again ignored reporters questions as he marched toward Marine One. 

‘Can we ask you about inflation?’ a male reporter was heard yelling, as the president looked at the group but didn’t approach. 

Biden is heading to Connecticut and will deliver two speeches – one on investing in child care costs, part of the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that is stuck in Congress – and another at the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights, a favor to Biden’s former Senate buddy, Chris Dodd. 

President Joe Biden departed for Connecticut Friday and again ignored reporters questions as he marched toward Marine One

The president has been tight-lipped as negotiations with moderate Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin drag on. 

Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre pointed to the earlier speech, and the tour of a childcare facility in Hartford, when asked by a reporter why Biden cut out time to go to the Dodd dedication. 

‘And the Dodd Center is focused on human rights. I think that’s incredibly important as well, especially as America takes our seat back as one of the leaders around the globe so all, both very critical, important events that he’s doing in Connecticut,’ she explained. 

‘And you’ll hear from him – he’ll be giving two speeches and you’ll be hearing exactly why he’s there and the importance of his visits,’ she added.  

Jean-Pierre brushed off a question about whether the child care element of Biden’s so-called ‘Build Back Better’ agenda was in jeopardy as negotiations progressed – hence why he was focusing on it during the Connecticut excursion. 

‘This is just part of the democratic process,’ she said, while relenting that the White House understands ‘there are differences of opinion within our party.’  

Insider reported Thursday that the bulk of Democrats are getting frustrated with moderates Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, especially Sinema – who won’t let her colleagues know where she stands and is, instead, negotiating directly with the White House. 

Sinema reportedly doesn’t want taxes to go up for individuals and large corporations, which would rob Democrats of about $700 billion in revenue to pay for the bill. 

She also said she won’t vote on the reconciliation package in the Senate, until the House passes the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that already got through the Senate. 

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