President Trump said Senator Joe Manchin is “off the rails” and “who the hell can blame him?” in a recent post on Truth Social.
Manchin agreed on Tuesday to drop his demand to attach energy permitting reforms to the stopgap bill to fund the government. This allowed the bill’s advancement and Senate approval. Of course, there was no Republican pushback on this latest spending binge.
Inflation is currently at 40-year highs and the country is in recession ad the DC elites sign off on billions more in spending – And billions more to Ukraine.
President Donald Trump: When people ask, “What happened to Joe Manchin, why did he go off the rails?” The answer is very simple—Mitch McConnell forced his hand by saying that Manchin was weak and ineffective and that he, McConnell, had him totally under control. Manchin couldn’t stand for that and turned strongly, not against the Republicans, but against McConnell, who he has always despised. The fact is, Joe Manchin should have been brought into the Republican Party long ago. So sad for our Country that now we are wasting Trillions of Dollars on the Green New Deal Hoax, and other like disasters, that will lead to even higher inflation and ultimately, economic destruction. With all of that said, who the “hell” can blame Joe Manchin for doing what he did?
Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, agreed on Tuesday to drop his demand to attach energy permitting reforms to the stopgap bill to fund the government, allowing the bill’s advancement and Senate approval. Manchin’s proposal had faced bipartisan opposition, with McConnell leading the Republican charge for it to be excluded from the larger bill.
Manchin said in a statement that he asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to remove his proposal due to his “firmly held belief that we should never come to the brink of a government shutdown over politics.” A short time later, Trump said in a series of Truth Social posts that Manchin’s issues with McConnell had resulted in Republicans being unable to convince him to switch parties…
…Manchin, who has earned a reputation for being a frequent Senate roadblock to passing President Joe Biden’s agenda alongside fellow moderate Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, has repeatedly denied any suggestions that he may abandon the Democratic Party to become a Republican.
However, a passage from the book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, which was authored by New York Times reporters Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin and published earlier this year, claimed Manchin said last year that he would join the GOP on the condition that McConnell was ousted as the Republican leader.