Moderate Democrat Senator Joe Manchin clapped his hands in response to critics in his party after he announced Sunday that he would not support President Biden’s Big Better Back Building act. because of fears it will add to inflation, already at a four-decade high.
Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” host Bret Baier that he was “a no-brainer” to this law, which infuriated the extreme left of his party.
But he continued with his defiant comments Monday in a morning radio interview where he repeated his stance and echoed earlier remarks that he would not be bullied. in submission.
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Participation West Virginia Metro News’ “Talking to Hoppy Kercheval,” Manchin says the gap between his position and the rest of his team has proven too far, and adds, “We were philosophically far apart from each other. learn.”
Manchin told Baier on Sunday he cannot vote on anything that he believes will exacerbate inflation – something he said West Virginians have felt in many respects in the past. their daily lives – but he also can’t justify voting for anything he can’t go home and explain to his constituents.
His position, he reiterated in Monday’s radio interview, has not changed from the start.
“I know where they are and I know what they can and can’t do. They never realize it because they think, surely with God we can move a person, sure we can hover and beat a person, surely we can get enough protestors to make the person uncomfortable enough,” Manchin said.
“Also guess what? I’m from West Virginia. I’m not from where they come from, and they can only beat people who are half-dead and think they’ll submit, period,” he continued.
Manchin went on to repeat his earlier call for a $1.5 trillion total spending bill, an agreement he struck earlier this year with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, DN. Y.
Phil Kerpen noted in a tweet, “As a reminder, Manchin and Schumer signed an agreement in July, then the Democrats spent 5 months flopping all of its terms and somehow thinking they can bully Manchin to perform along.”
As a reminder, Manchin and Schumer signed an agreement in July, then Democrats spent five months flouting all of its terms and somehow thinking they could bully Manchin into moving forward with the deal. favorable. pic.twitter.com/oRKn6zZJWd
– Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 19, 2021
Some of the harshest criticisms of Manchin came from the White House in a statement from spokeswoman Jen Psaki:
Senator Manchin’s comments this morning on FOX contrasted with his discussions this week with the President, with White House staff and with his own public statements. A few weeks ago, Senator Manchin committed to the President, at his home in Wilmington, to support the Build Back Better framework that the President subsequently announced. Senator Manchin pledged repeatedly to negotiate to finalize that framework “in good faith.”
On Tuesday of this week, Senator Manchin went to the White House and submitted in person to the President — the written outline for the Build Back Better bill of the same size and scope as the Presidential framework. system, and include many of the same priorities. While that framework lacks key priorities, we believe it can lead to a compromise that is acceptable to all. Senator Manchin promised to continue the conversations in the coming days and work with us to reach that common ground. If his FOX comments and written statements indicate the end of that effort, they represent an abrupt and inexplicable reversal of his position, and violate the his connections with the President and fellow Senators in the House and Senate.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Said he would welcome Manchin to the Republican Party while expressing shock that Democrats would attack Manchin.
“I was shocked with vitriol,” McConnell told The Guy Benson Show. “And it basically seems to me that they are calling Senator Manchin a liar. I think that’s not smart. This is a 50/50 Senate. It will be 50/50 in a year, and trust me, this is not how I would handle such a disappointing vote. “
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