Democrat Senator Joe Manchin announced on Thursday that he still opposes Democrat attempting to pass a massive infrastructure bill without Republican support, a statement which is likely to only increase the attacks Manchin has received recently from the far-left.
As The Hill reports:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Thursday that he doesn’t yet support Democrats trying to go it alone to pass an infrastructure package, even as a growing number of his colleagues are running out of patience.
Manchin, during separate interviews in West Virginia with NBC and CNN, made it clear that he wants talks between the White House and Republicans, led by fellow West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R), to keep going.
“We need to do something in a bipartisan way. … We’re not going to get everything but we can move forward,” Manchin told CNN. “These take time. I know everyone is in a hurry right now. … We’ve got to work together and that takes a lot of time and energy and patience.”
Asked during a separate interview with NBC News if Democrats should try to pass an infrastructure package on their own, Manchin added, “I don’t think we should. I really don’t.”