Morning Greatness: Biden Says ‘No’ to Reported $450K Pay Out to Separated Illegal Immigrant Families

Good Thursday morning.

Here’s what’s on 46 agenda today:

  • 10am: The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief
  • 2pm: Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre


Two minutes of hate:

On Wednesday, House Speaker Pelosi decided to press forward on a vote for a massive social spending and climate change bill without a commitment from Senator Joe Manchin over in the Senate. The Manchin vote is needed to pass the Senate and head to Biden to be signed into law. But the Democrats don’t really have a majority in the Senate so they need Manchin’s vote.

Now Joe Manchin is no hero, he has never taken a stand when it counts, remember he voted to impeach Trump when Trump was wildly popular in his state of West Virginia. Manchin knows he will be in big trouble if he supports this horrific, progressive, bloated legislation and although he is no hero, he is no dummy either. The Hill reports,

But Manchin has refused to sign off on the package, saying Wednesday that the GOP’s electoral victories in Virginia on Tuesday should cause Democrats to pump the brakes of Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending plan.

Well…yeah man. Yeah. There’s all sorts of trash in this legislation and, as typical of the left, no one seems to know how much it’s going to cost and no one seems to care if the woke policies of the left result in lost seats in Congress. If I were a Democrat up for election in 2022 in a purple state, I would be very, very concerned about supporting this bill after the bloodbath in Tuesday’s off-year election.

But even Biden hasn’t figured that out and said the major election defeats on Tuesday were because of a “whole range of things,” including the pandemic.

“People are upset and uncertain about a lot of things from Covid to school to jobs to a whole range of things,” the President said. “And the cost of a gallon of gasoline. And so if I’m able to pass, sign into law my Build Back Better initiative, I’m in a position where you’ll see a lot of those things ameliorated quickly and swiftly.”

These bills will not ameliorate any of the things that are concerning Americans. It is important to note here that the Democrats double down when faced with adversity and the Republicans immediately capitulate.

One good thing the Senate Republicans–except Sen. Murkowski (R-Alaska)– did yesterday was to block another piece of trash the Democrats are trying to pass: the John Lewis voting rights bill. The Democrats needed 60 votes to bring it to the floor and they could not get those votes.

The revised bill that Republicans blocked on Wednesday includes changes such as what factors courts can consider when determining if Section 2 of the VRA has been violated. The bill also drops a requirement for localities with growing minority populations to get preclearance for changes on offering food or drinks to people waiting in line to vote. The change has been included under the earlier version of the bill’s new requirement for “practice-based” preclearance.

Finally, there was a bit of a kerfuffle on Wednesday when the ACLU called out Biden after he said at a press conference that the $450,ooo per illegal alien separated by the Trump Administration pay out was not going to happen. “That’s not going to happen,” Biden said in response to a question. Biden called the reported plans “garbage” and “not true.” The $450K pay out was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The ACLU responded to Biden:

“President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero said in a statement. “But if he follows through on what he said, the president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families.”

Maybe he just forgot?

Biden explains why he thinks Democrats lost the Virginia gubernatorial race
Pelosi presses ahead on vote without Manchin buy-in
House outlines immigration provisions in latest Build Back Better package
Biden appears unaware of possible separated family payments, says it won’t happen
ACLU suggests Biden out to lunch over $450K migrant separation payouts
Senate GOP blocks John Lewis voting rights bill
Republicans Slam Biden Admin Efforts To Nationalize Education
Border Patrol Nabs Two Illegal Immigrants Previously Deported for Sexually Assaulting Children
Leaked text suggests Macron conned Biden into sympathy over sub deal
Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties
CISA issues sweeping federal directive for government cybersecurity

Civil unrest:
From Soros to unions, the left poured major money into effort to defeat Austin’s police staffing prop
Carville blames ‘stupid wokeness’ for Democratic losses
Detroit voters back committee to study reparations
California teacher disciplined for rant laced with Hunter Biden conspiracies
Left-Wing Media Blames White Supremacy For Virginia Election That Resulted In First Black Female Lieutenant Gov.
SF Board of Supervisors permanently allows non-residents to vote in school board elections
Boston school principal left unconscious, hospitalized after alleged attack by student

Coronavirus news:
Ford is first major US automaker to mandate vaccines
6 Oklahoma City teachers fired for refusing to wear face masks at school
5-year-olds soon have to show vaccine cards in San Francisco
China doubles down on zero-Covid as it battles most widespread outbreak since Wuhan

Other morsels:
Hotly contested elections shake up local school boards
NJ truck driver Ed Durr vows to be Republican ‘voice’ in state senate after unseating longtime Dem
Murphy reelected New Jersey governor by razor-thin margin
Twitter account once used by McAuliffe staffer tells ‘confederate country’ to ‘get f*****’ after Tuesday loss
USA Today snubs Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares from report on ‘candidates of color’ who won historic elections
Washington Post Reportedly Goes After Nonprofit That Exposed Fauci Dog Testing For Harming Dr. Fauci’s Reputation
19-Year-Old Beats Out Incumbent School Board Member
Parents of 270 children separated at border under Trump have still not been found, court filing says

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 03: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on November 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. The CDC authorization means up to 28 million more American children will now be eligible for the vaccine. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)