Senator Joe Manchin has been the foil to many Democrat Policies that they have tried to ram through while they hold control of the Senate. But his latest actions have drawn the ire of Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. It wasn’t that Manchin did not want to play ball, according to an interview he did with a West Virginia Broadcaster he was happy to talk climate until the report of 9.1% inflation came out.
Manchin has come out and refused to sign or even read a bill that would increase taxes to spend on clean energy programs. Democrats have gone on to criticize Manchin claiming he has ties to West Virgina coal mines and that is why he would refuse to vote on the bill.
“The bottom line is the American people are getting short-sighted because of political timetables and the political gesturing going on,” Manchin said.
Manchin has not refused to work on these issues he just wants to get inflation under control before they move on to a new problem. [Source The Hill]