This evening, Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin put out a statement that President Biden and Dem leadership (and lefty progressives) won’t like:
New @Sen_JoeManchin statement is BRUTALLY critical of reconciliation. Includes phrases like "definition of fiscal insanity," & not "reengineer the social and economic fabric of this nation or vengefully tax" — this doesn't read at ALL like someone who is remotely on board.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) September 29, 2021
MANCHIN Statement: "While I am hopeful that common ground can be found that would result in another historic investment in our nation, I cannot – and will not – support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces." pic.twitter.com/mgDmoo5NLu
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 29, 2021
The Daily Beast’s Sam Brodey quoted Sen. Pramila Jayapal interpreting Manchin’s statement as calling President Biden “insane”:
Rep. Jayapal just said about this statement: “I assume he is saying that the president is insane, because this is the president’s agenda” https://t.co/hLw6jdzm4r
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) September 29, 2021
Is that what happened? Many think so:
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 29, 2021
Yeah, that sounds fairly accurate.
yes that's quite right https://t.co/XxsGJvxOpf
— Caroline Downey (@carolinedowney_) September 29, 2021
Yup, in so many words. https://t.co/mCGzjs1dke
— Jeff B. is *BOX OFFICE POISON* (@EsotericCD) September 29, 2021
If the shoe fits.
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) September 29, 2021
She nailed him. No way Manchin gets re-elected in West Virginia if he insults the guy who got like 6% of the vote there. https://t.co/I0VcH3Ls2D
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) September 29, 2021
He might well be saying that. https://t.co/PT9N2aZCM2
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 29, 2021
The next couple of days will be quite interesting. Pass the popcorn!