Sen. Joe Manchin says Sen. Bernie Sanders has hit too close to home in his push for him to support President Joe Biden’s economic package after the Vermont independent called him out in an opinion piece published in a West Virginia newspaper.
“This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state,” Manchin said while responding to the opinion piece Sanders, I-Vt., published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail Friday, reports Politico.
Sanders is a major proponent of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, but Manchin has been fighting against its passage unless a lower price tag is attached. But the West Virginia Democrat signaled that his Vermont colleague has gone too far by the backyard attack.
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