"We obviously didn’t envision having Republicans as part of our party"

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema “Republicans” on Monday night while expressing disappointment in their roles in endangering the President Joe Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better plan.

Asked by CNN’s Manu Raju asked Omar about the two centrist senators, she responded by saying:

“It is saddening to see them use Republican talking points. We obviously didn’t envision having Republicans as part of our party. And I hope that they will understand that Democrats need to be united behind the president’s agenda, and we need to have urgent conversations on how to get this agenda done.”