President Biden’s fate is in Joe Manchin’s hands. Biden has no idea what to expect.
And Biden is extremely nervous about what Joe Manchin might to do him next.
Back in 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed Julie Su – Joe Biden’s nomination for deputy secretary of labor – by a vote of 50-47.
Julie Su is now up for nomination to become the new Labor Secretary for the Biden administration, replacing Marty Walsh.
Su’s nomination has come under intense scrutiny as her shaky career has shown that she simply may not be qualified for the position.
She’s been responsible for overseeing the California government paying out nearly $40 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the California government was late to pay on millions of valid unemployment claims.
When confronted with the fact that the California government paid billions in fraudulent claims, she tried to say that it wasn’t her fault because California didn’t have the tools at her disposal to prevent criminals from abusing the system.
Though, she and her office ignored many red flags in many of these claims that never should have been paid out.
This is the woman that Joe Biden is nominating to become the next Labor Secretary. Not exactly a winner, is she?
Well her vote was extremely close last time, and it’s certain to come down to the wire this time as well. She very well might not be confirmed and, surprisingly, it could be Democrats who end up blocking her nomination.
Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), and Jon Tester (D-MT) all previously supported Su in 2021 when she won her narrow confirmation then.
But these three Senators are now undecided on whether they will support Su this time around.
While Tester as indicated he will likely end up voting for her because he did in 2021, Manchin wouldn’t give her any ounce of support.
Joe Manchin has said many times to the media that he has “no comment” on whether he will support Su, indicating that he may not want the press in his face if he admits that he plans to not vote for her.
Kyrsten Sinema also has refused to comment on whether she will support Su either.
It would only take those two Senators breaking from the Democrats to block Su’s nomination as the Labor Secretary.
What’s worth noting is that Chuck Schumer, historically, doesn’t like bringing up votes unless he believes he has the votes to win.
So the tight lips in the Washington, D.C. swamp could indicate that Su will be forced to withdraw.
The Federalist Wire will keep you updated on the nomination of Julie Su.