Dem Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Deals Fatal Blow To Nancy Pelosi’s $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill

Nancy Pelosi just lost a DC power play that will surely leave the famously thin-skinned Speaker fuming. The Senate seems ready to agree on a bipartisan infrastructure plan that is a sliver of what Pelosi and Chuck Schumer wanted.

Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, two Dem Senators who will not go along with Nancy’s agenda, held firm and a smaller package focused on roads and rural broadband could have the votes to pass.

The House’s more radical members have threatened to hold that bill up without the typical swampy giveaways so Pelosi pacified the left with the promise of a later bill she will jam through via reconciliation.

Pelosi’s promised boondoggle would cost $3.5 trillion but would need all 50 Dem Senators and Kamala Harris to approve so the bill could get through reconciliation. And that dream is dead because Kyrsten Sinema just said she is a no: “While I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion — and in the coming months,” she said.

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