Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia called-out President Joe Biden for his recent promise to shut down the United States coal industry.
"Biden made the comments at the Viasat headquarters in Carlsbad, California, on Friday while promoting the $50 billion CHIPS and Science Act that he signed into law in August," reported Breitbart.
"The president said that energy from coal plants is too unreliable and expensive and that the United States should transition to solar and wind energy.
As it turns out, Biden is, in fact, crazy. Here are his exact words:
"We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar," Biden said.
That's when Macho Manchin thought it would be a good time to chime in with his criticism of the President's remarks.
"President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs," Manchin said.
Manchin didn't stop there. There's more.
"Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believe he does not understand the need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure. It seems his positions change depending on the audience and the politics of the day. Politicizing our nation’s energy policies would only bring higher prices and more pain for the American people," Manchin added.
"Manchin has a streak of straying away from certain Democrat policies, especially regarding energy. In November 2021, the senator urged the president to reverse his decision to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline and increase energy production nationwide," reported Breitbart
"I continue to call on President Biden to responsibly increase energy production here at home and to reverse course to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built," Manchin said. "This is about American energy independence and the fact that hard working Americans should not depend on foreign actors, like OPEC+, for our energy security and instead focus on the real challenges facing our country’s future."
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