The video also appeared to show Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat opposed to altering the filibuster, walking into the room before quickly reversing course. Some users surmised Sinema was turning tail, considering the optics. Her vote, along with that of fellow holdout Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, is needed for Democrats to pass the election legislation over the unanimous objection of Republicans.
Biden is agitated leaving meeting with Senate Dems: “The honest to god answer is, I don’t know we can get this done…But I know one thing, as long as I have a breath in me…I’m going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures have moved.” pic.twitter.com/SzbLGTUuag
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 13, 2022
“A brutal week for the White House,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said in sharing the tweet.