West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is going after his party again.
During an interview on MSNBC, left-wing host Stephanie Ruhle tried pushing Manchin on why he won’t support radical proposals like ending the Senate filibuster and voting to pass Democrats’ $2.1 trillion infrastructure bill.
Ruhle kicked the segment off by asking Manchin: “When is the last time you spoke to Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Progressive members of the Senate to work on this?”
After saying he speaks to them every Monday on a conference call, Manchin said: I am not a liberal by any stretch of the imagination, and not a conservative, ultra-conservative. I tell people, I am fiscally responsible, socially compassionate. Put me anywhere you want in the political spectrum, I am centrist in the middle where most are, pragmatic enough to figure I understand, you identified the need on this side. We already spent how many trillions of dollars attending to a lot of the needs. How much more can we afford. You want more debt. I looked this morning, we’re at $28.5 trillion of debt. How much more can we add on and pass onto your children, the next generation? We’ve always said, we’re writing checks our kids can’t cash and it is a shame to put the burden. Let’s consider that. Ruhle then doubled down again and asked about Democrats accusing him of “standing in the way of President Biden’s agenda.”
She was trying to bait Manchin into saying he’d support Democrats’ radical bills, but […]
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