Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “has been privately telling colleagues she doesn’t believe the Build Back Better Act will pass until after Christmas,” Punchbowl News reports.
“Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) are the two most critical Democratic votes on the BBB. Manchin is publicly saying he thinks a vote may have to wait until 2022. Now Sinema is privately echoing the same message to her Senate colleagues. This puts pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has repeatedly said the chamber can finish work on the legislation in just a few weeks.”