Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has long been a fair-weathered ally of the Republican Party. He helped stop Joe Biden and his Democrats from ramming radical bills through the Senate. But when the chips were down, he sided with the left to pass a massive spending bill that will raise taxes on Americans.
But he’s up for re-election in 2024. And he can’t keep his seat in red West Virginia by siding with Biden. So now, Manchin is turning the tables on Biden and his far-left socialist agenda. And the moderate just struck a blow against Biden’s favorite hobby horse.
From Daily Wire:
First, he cast the deciding vote to pass a GOP-backed bill that would overturn EPA regulations on trucks. Then, he co-sponsored a bill that would reinstate tariffs on solar imports. The moves follow previous threats from Manchin to vote to overturn the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act entirely.
Biden seems to be going to war with America. He is pushing extreme climate measures that are crippling our country and handing our wealth to communist China. But Sen. Manchin cast his swing vote for Republican bills aimed at taking down two of Biden’s schemes.
The first bill repeals strict EPA rules on trucks. Tractor trailers are the backbone of our economy. Without them, nobody would get shipped across the country. Yet Biden saw it fit to hamstring the shipping industry, by imposing radical new emission standards that could put truckers out of business.
The second bill Manchin backed restored tariffs on solar panel imports. Biden is aggressively pushing a “green” agenda. His war on fossil fuels means America will be out of energy, unless we spend trillions on solar and wind power (which have shown to be far less reliable than oil).
And, conveniently, China is the largest producer of solar panels in the world (thanks to their sweatshops and slave labor). Biden lifted tariffs as a gift to his buddies in China, so Americans would buy more Chinese-made panels, rather than American-made.
Who’s side is Biden on? Clearly, not America’s. Manchin’s votes can upend Joe’s agenda. The senator can derail Biden’s radical schemes and force him to compromise with Republicans.
If Biden’s smart enough to do that.