Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia went off on his Democrat colleagues during a hearing on Thursday, accusing them of breaking the law and undermining their promises to the American people in regard to the so-called Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
Manchin specifically took issue with the way his colleagues referred to the bipartisan infrastructure bill during the hearing, saying that it had nothing to do with the issue at hand.
“I just want to correct this, okay? Okay. Forget about the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Just forget about it because this is what we passed. This is the bill. And this is what you all broke the law by advising, referring back to the bipartisan infrastructure bill,” Manchin said.
“This is the IRA we passed. Inflation Reduction Act tells you exactly what your manufacturing credits will be and what they’re going to be based on. That’s all I’m saying. Follow the law.”
Senator Joe Manchin voted for the "Inflation Reduction Act."
Now, he's PISSED about how it's been implemented.
"I am SO UPSET about this because they're doing everything they can to BUST THE BUDGET, what we PROMISED the American people what it would cost!" pic.twitter.com/doV2dzYhhB
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Manchin’s frustration highlights the ongoing tensions between conservative and progressive Democrats in Congress. While the party remains united on many issues, disagreements over the details of the legislation have caused rifts in recent months.