By Daniel Strauss
“That’s bullshi—…. I’m not going to put up with that,” Manchin told Politico when discussing the prospect of Democrats blocking the Republican agenda over the next two years.
Manchin didn’t appear to be alone either. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also talked about the need to get something done.
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Both of these senators are known neoliberals. Senator Manchin’s ties to certain industries don’t bode well for party discipline. West Virginia voters, sadly, haven’t yet seen the light when it comes to their well-being and their senator’s work on their behalf.
I can imagine, quite easily, that Mitch McConnell can count on Manchin’s votes on just about all of the anti-environment measures he’ll bring up.
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