The senator from Vermont criticized Manchin after the West Virginia Democrat torpedoed the climate and tax bill.

The Vermont lawmaker decried Manchin's stance that he could no longer support the legislation due to his concerns over inflation and said the lawmaker was "sabotaging" the agenda of the president.

He became emotional when he heard that Manchin ended talks with Democrats.

Senator Joe Manchin pulled the plug on the Democratic plan this week.

He did not suddenly do anything. He sabotaged the agenda.

Six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin and Sinema who are intentionally sabotaging the president's agenda, what the American people want. This is the same thing as before.

He pointed out Manchin's ties to the energy industry and Republican donors.

He said that the man was a major recipient of fossil fuel money.

Manchin said he wanted to act in the best interest of West Virginia because of the 9.1 percent increase in inflation last month. Is that really true?

Manchin told the interviewer that he wanted to see July's inflation figures before taking any further action on the bill.

I told Chuck to wait until the July inflation figures are out so we know that we're going down the path that won't be inflammatory to add more to inflation. He pointed to higher food and fuel costs as the reason for inflation.

Manchin's reasoning about the bill was not appreciated by the senator.

He said the same thing that Manchin had been saying for a year. Do the people of West Virginia want Medicare to cover dental, hearing and eyeglasses? Ask the people of West Virginia if they agree with the idea that all people should have access to health care.

Manchin represents the very wealthiest people in this country, not working families in West Virginia or America, he said.

The chair of the Congressional Progressives Caucus said that Manchin could no longer be trusted.

She said that the senator had said a lot of things. He says that you can't trust what he says and that he can't close a deal.

Manchin torpedoed the party's expansiveBuild Back Better legislation, which was intended to be a multitrillion dollar social-spending bill that would have established universal pre-K, renewed monthly child tax credit payments to families for another year, and tackled climate change.

Democrats tried to pass the bill through the reconciliation process, but with Manchin holding veto power in the evenly divided Senate, he scuttled the legislation much to the displeasure of Biden and congressional Democrats.

Biden urged Democrats to pass a bill with health care provisions.