Joe Manchin Says Democrats Shouldn’t Go Overboard

Joe Manchin Says Democrats Shouldn't Go Overboard

( – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) knows how to navigate the turbulent waters separating Democrats from Republicans. After all, he’s represented the good people of West Virginia since 2010, which is no easy feat considering it’s one of the nation’s most heavily Republican states, trailing slightly behind Wyoming. Manchin describes himself as a “moderate conservative Democrat” and does his best to pull fellow Democrats back toward the center.

Manchin spoke out about his resistance to the Democrats’ multi-trillion dollar reconciliation bill during an interview with CNN on Thursday, November 5. Manchin said he supported President Joe Biden but warned recent efforts by Democrats to move too far towards the left would harm the party and Biden’s ability to lead.

Manchin argued that America isn’t a “center-left or a left country.” It’s a “center — if anything, a little center-right” nation. He added Democrats should be able to recognize and accept that reality. Continuing, Manchin said he believes Biden is Moderate. However, extremist members of the Democratic party are “pushing him left.”

Manchin concluded the interview segment by calling on Democrats to “come together” and realize they cannot force an extremist agenda on the American people.

Democrats managed to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday. However, Democrats cannot pass their reconciliation package without the support of Manchin or Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who also opposes the expensive measure. Hopefully, both will toe the line until the 2022 midterm elections, when Republicans hope to retake the House and Senate.

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