We learned last month that Sen. Joe Manchin agreed to Biden’s tax-and-spend bill, over a side deal. Senate Democrats would clear the way for a gas pipeline in Manchin’s home state.
For that, Manchin flip-flopped and supported high taxes and spending.
But it looks like Manchin is going to regret his decision–as Bernie Sanders is about to blow up this deal.
From The Hill;
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday blasted the side deal that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) struck earlier this summer to pass a controversial proposal to make it easier to develop fossil fuel-based energy projects…
Sanders said he understood the power of oil, gas and coal companies “in our corrupt political system” but called on his colleagues to vote against the deal.
Spouting the usual left-wing climate alarmism nonsense, Sen. Sanders opposed the deal Manchin made with Schumer.
And he is urging Democrats in the Senate to vote against it.
Without Democrat support, it is possible this deal will not pass in the Senate. It’s unclear if Republicans are willing to support this deal after Democrats railroaded them to pass the spending bill.
That means Manchin needs all Democrat support to make this a reality (assuming it can be done via reconciliation).
But if Sanders can convince enough Democrats to jump on his climate bandwagon (a position most Democrats cling to like a religion), the side deal is dead.
This comes after progressives in the House also vowed to kill the deal.
So, it is very likely Manchin turned on West Virginia voters and most Americans… for nothing.
He supported a bill that will raise taxes and make inflation worse. And he will get nothing in return.
A good lesson to never compromise with the left.
- Bernie Sanders opposes the side deal Manchin made with Schumer.
- The deal would clear the way for a WV pipeline.
- Sanders is urging Democrats to vote against the deal.
- Manchin made the deal in exchange for supporting Biden’s spending bill.
Source: The Hill