(ConservativeInsider.org) – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) seems to be the most powerful man in Washington right now, as he has single-handedly delayed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) Plan from making it through Congress. With this, many progressive Democrats are slamming him for breaking from his party’s typical opinions. However, Manchin has made it clear he answers only to his constituents.
In a statement on Sunday, December 19, Senator Manchin emphasized that he will not vote for any bill that he can’t “go back home and explain.” He noted that the BBB act fits into that category, and he simply cannot put his support behind the “mammoth” bill.
US House Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) spoke with Fox News about how thankful he is for Manchin’s resistance to the Left:
This Christmas, I'm thanking God I live in the free state of Florida, for my family, and Sen. Manchin's courage to represent his constituents & not succumb to the Progressive Left. pic.twitter.com/35hyrZnm9u
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) December 21, 2021
Fox News took to the streets of Charles Town, West Virginia, to see if Manchin’s own constituents supported him. Many of the residents there complimented their senator, highlighting they “absolutely” support him and are “praising him” for his resistance to Biden and the Left “Squad.” On the other hand, West Virginia Democrats were quick to condemn their representative on Twitter:
"Democrats in West Virginia support key components of the Build Back Better plan that will uplift workers, families, & children. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/PzBy1ThpMx
— WV Democratic Party (@wvdemocrats) December 20, 2021
In a similar vein, the United Mine Workers of America also asked Manchin to “revisit his opposition” to the BBB act. For now, it seems that the states’ residents, who overwhelmingly supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, still support the congressman’s resistance to the BBB act, even if some constituents from his own party don’t.
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