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2103, 01 May 23

Manchin’s Machinations

Whatever. He’s lost his power. And isn’t it telling how nobody even pretends anymore that the “Inflation Reduction Act” actually had anything to do with reducing inflation?

Sen. Joe Manchin is losing patience with his fellow Democrats over their signature climate law — and the feeling is mutual.


The West Virginia Democrat has spent weeks escalating his attacks on President Joe Biden’s implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, the sweeping bill that Manchin helped write in a deal that stunned Washington last summer. Last week, he threatened to join Republicans in voting to repeal the law, as the House GOP is demanding in its legislation for raising the nation’s debt limit.


Manchin’s comment caught his caucus colleagues off guard, even if such a repeal would be a long shot in Congress. It came just as Biden was launching a reelection campaign that rests heavily on that legislation’s climate and health care provisions.


“That surprises me that he wants to repeal it. I think it’s one of his greatest accomplishments,” said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), a close colleague of Manchin’s on the Energy Committee, in an interview.


2103, 01 May 2023


  1. dad29

    He was always positioning for a run at President. Still is.

  2. Mar

    Man him is in panic mode.
    He will not win reelection.
    So, he may run for president, but will not get any support from either side
    Say goodnight Gracie, Joe Man him.

  3. dad29


    There’s my entire so-sorry for that turd.

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