Democratic leaders are having deja vu.
According to a report from Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has once again gone against his party to sink spending for radical climate initiatives; Manchin will only support lowering drug prices.
“Manchin was explicit that he won’t support a bill before the midterms with any provisions on energy and climate or closing tax loopholes exploited by the wealthy and biggest corporations, despite his support for those specific things during months of negotiations,” Fox News reports.
Democrats were looking for a big win before midterms —but they likely won’t get one now.
“Political headlines are of no value to the millions of Americans struggling to afford groceries and gas as inflation soars to 9.1%,” Manchin spokesperson Sam Runyon said in a statement to Fox News Digital Thursday. “Senator Manchin believes it’s time for leaders to put political agendas aside, reevaluate and adjust to the economic realities the country faces to avoid taking steps that add fuel to the inflation fire.”
Democrats will have to deliver a much smaller bill if they want to get Senator Manchin on board.
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