“I told them that will never happen again. I’ll never be in that position again. Where that happens, they do what they call a wraparound and scrub. No no no.”
Democrats are expected to advance their reckless tax and spend spree in the Senate as soon as this Saturday.
Senators will have the opportunity to offer as many amendments to the bill as desired, in a process referred to as a “vote-a-rama.”
Democrats, however, are likely to use a “wraparound” amendment which would be used to cancel out any amendments adopted on the floor during the vote-a-rama.
On March 21, 2021, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) promised on Fox News that he would never again support a “wraparound and scrub” amendment. Manchin’s comments came after he voted in favor of a wraparound amendment during the vote-a-rama on Democrats $1.9 trillion Covid-spending bill last year.
BAIER: “Some of them look at what you said about being bipartisan on the Covid-relief bill and it didn’t happen. And then you did bipartisan amendments, and you did this vote-a-rama and you did some bipartisan talking. But in the end you voted for Chuck Schumer’s amendment that kind of erased everything that happened before. I guess there’s some cynicism about the bipartisan action that you’re talking about.”
MANCHIN: “You’re talking on the first vote-a-rama we had?”
MANCHIN: “Yeah. That was horrible. What had happened. That is horrible what had happened. I told them that will never happen again. I’ll never be in that position again. Where that happens, they do what they call a wraparound and scrub. No no no.”