After President Biden’s Build back Better Act was rejected by Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., attacked the White House staff for leaking “absolutely unacceptable” information about him during an interview on Fox News Sunday. MetroNews Talkline’s Manchin stated Monday that the White House had “retaliated against” him after he said to Fox News Sunday that he couldn’t support Biden’s COVID-19 relief legislation.
The West Virginia Democrat stated that “essentially, they retaliated.” “I expected them to come back strong,” I said. Manchin explained that he had “gone and spoken” to Biden about his opposition to the Build Back Better Act. He said that Biden “knew we couldn’t get there”.
He also blamed the White House staff for recent reports about him. He claimed they were being “driven by” the president’s staffers, and that he knows it’s not Biden’s fault. “This is the staff. Manchin stated that they drove some items and put out some things that were completely unacceptable. They know exactly what it is. That’s all there is to it.
Manchin didn’t specify the information that White House staff had about him. He said that he wouldn’t be pressured by fellow Democrats to support the bill. “They thought, surely to God, we can move one person,” Manchin said. Manchin stated that we can beat and badger one person.” “Surely, we have enough protesters that make that person uncomfortable enough.”
“Well, guess what?” He added, “Well, guess what? I’m from West Virginia.” “I’m not from the place they’re from. They beat people up and believe they will be submissive. Manchin’s Sunday announcement did not go down well with liberals in media and Democratic lawmakers. Many took aim at Manchin for his decision to close the door on Build Back Better.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), called Manchin’s move an “egregious breach in the trust of President” and stated that Democrats have every right to be furious at Joe Manchin. Ocasio Cortez stated that the idea of refitting it to Joe Manchin’s taste has already been retrofitted to Joe Manchin’s liking. Let’s be very clear. Joe Manchin has helped to reduce climate ambitions.