In a 50-50 Senate, every vote counts, meaning Biden can't afford even one Democratic defection. If all 50 Democratic senators are support the bill, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote.
"I still think there's a possibility of getting Build Back Better done," Biden said, claiming he was told Manchin spoke to the liberal caucus in the House and said he, not Biden, "misled" them.
Around that same time, Biden grew visibly impassioned discussing Build Back Better and its implications for American families, particularly those struggling with child care.
In any event, Biden concluded, "Sen. Manchin and I are going to get something done."