January 24, 2023

Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin Blasts Federal Government's Wasteful Spending

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted the federal government's wasteful spending, pushing for a meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to look for options to potentially open his state's Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Manchin shared the comments during an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

"Everybody knows we cannot default on our debt… Let's talk about the states. I was the governor of West Virginia. We have balanced budget amendments," Manchin said.

"At the end of the year, it had to be balanced. Every week, we would sit down with our finances and find out what adjustments we had to make, and we would make small adjustments during the course of the year," he added.

Manchin also criticized his own party for looking to Iran to produce more oil.

"I went absolutely crazy when I saw that the administration was looking at Iran to produce more oil, lifting their sanctions," he said.

The Democrat has also been outspoken in the call for an investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents after several batches of secret material have been found in his Delaware home and Penn Center office.

Manchin is not completely innocent in the matter, however. He sided with fellow Democrats to approve much of the legislation that he now speaks against as reckless spending.

The senator's pushback in some areas has been helpful to conservatives, but Manchin has often sided with his own party on many of the concerns he has raised.

His current hope is to find a way to help his own state's pipeline, a move that may be critical to his future run for reelection and for the economy of West Virginia.

Source: Fox News

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