seb146 wrote:ItnStln wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:I’d say Manchin is pretty good politician, he’s representing his state as the state would want him to vote. He’s popular there, he’s the only state-wide elected Democrat, has been re-elected after being the governor, in a state Trump won 2-1. WV didn’t send him to the Senate to back Chuck Schumer or the “Squad” or Joe Biden. He’s actually a moderate who voted to convict Trump, he’s voted with his party about 62%. Joe’s his own man compared to the sheep on the Hill.
https://apnews.com/article/ap-fact-chec ... b42e28e084
https://projects.propublica.org/represe ... -party/115
Indeed, Senator Manchin is representing his state. If he were to cave I guarantee he would not get reelected, and rightfully so.
This bill would help citizens of his state by providing child care and better paying jobs. So, he and his constituents are against that? Oh, that's right... it would give Biden and Democrats a win and, really, that is more important than improving people's lives...
Is it possible people want those things, but just don't want to achieve them the way outlined in the spending bill?