Joe Manchin Declines to Answer Whether or not he Wishes Democrats Retain Control in Congress
"People are sick and tired of politics..."
Joe Manchin declined to comment on questions concerning whether he wants Democrats to retain control of Congress come November. He said that the answer will be determined by the choices of voters in individual states — not his own preference. He added, “people are sick and tired of politics.”
“I’ve always taken the approach, whoever you send me, that’s your representative and I respect them and I respect the state for the people they send and I give it my best to work with them and do the best for my country.”
Joe Manchin added.
Joe Manchin is headed for re-election in 2024 and has distanced himself from Democrats while attempting to decry the ultimate rise of partisanship. He said, “We’re not working for any party. We’re not working for any political idealism. Bickering over political outcomes and who’s going to be in charge of what at a time of global tensions, war, and economic uncertainty fueled by rising inflation.”
Recently, on Fox News, Joe Manchin defended the agreed-upon bill recently passed that would implement a 15% minimum tax on corporations with $1 Billion + earnings in an attempt to close loopholes. Manchin said the Inflation Reduction Act would aid with manufacturing jobs, reduce deficits by nearly $300 Billion, lower prescription drug prices, and accelerate the permitting process for energy production.
“We’re doing everything you’ve asked. I would hope, and in normal times, this would be a bipartisan bill, but I understand the toxic atmosphere we're in.”
Joe Manchin said.
With the majority in the balance for both the Senate and Congress, Joe Manchin wouldn’t specifically say what he wishes to happen come November.
“I think people are sick and tired of politics, I really do. I think they’re sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans fighting and feuding and holding pieces of legislation hostage because they didn’t get what they wanted. I’m not going to predict what’s going to happen.”