Democratic Senator Furious With Biden Over Climate Change Laws: ‘This is Bulls**t’
It is being reported that Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, is extremely angry with President Biden’s implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a significant piece of legislation from the Democratic Party that only became law after Senator Manchin pledged his support.
Despite pledging his support for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) after prolonged discussions with members of his party and President Biden, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is reportedly causing a stir on Capitol Hill due to his dissatisfaction with the way the Biden administration is implementing the bill, according to Politico’s Thursday report.
In a strongly worded statement, Senator Joe Manchin criticized Democrats who see the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a means to combat climate change instead of an “energy securing measure.” He described their viewpoint as “nonsense” and accused them of attempting to “deprive” Americans of energy by doing so.
According to Politico’s recent report, Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia is extremely angry with how President Biden and his administration are implementing a legislation that was considered a major accomplishment for both of them, particularly due to the delay in releasing guidelines for the generous electric vehicle tax credits provided by the law.
The report stated that Senator Joe Manchin has put forth legislation aimed at halting the electric vehicle tax credits until Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen implements strict requirements for the sourcing of electric vehicle batteries. He is reportedly seeking to use the credits to support American-made vehicles, rather than those manufactured abroad.
Politico reported on a recent interview with Senator Joe Manchin, who stated that discussions regarding the legislation with the administration have been highly confrontational. He mentioned, “I’ve been making a lot of noise.”
Senator Joe Manchin expressed his dissatisfaction with the administration’s plans to implement the electric vehicle tax credits provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). He stated, “They almost act like they gotta send $7,500 or a person won’t buy a car. Which is crazy, ludicrous thinking for the federal government.”
He added, “I just totally and absolutely am disagreeing with what they’re doing.”
Senator Joe Manchin reserved some strong criticism for Democrats who advocate for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a means to transition to renewable energy. He was quoted by the outlet as saying, “This is nonsense. So they want to deprive us of the abundant energy sources we have simply based on their unrealistic goals?”
Manchin continued, “I will continue to fight and I’ll do everything I can to make sure the public knows what they’re doing and what it will do to you and your economy and your lifestyle.”
Senator Joe Manchin’s support for the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has caused controversy, particularly among his constituents in the conservative state of West Virginia. The outlet pointed out that Manchin’s approval ratings have suffered locally after he endorsed the IRA.
Voters may have perceived Senator Joe Manchin’s endorsement of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as an act of support for the Democrats’ climate agenda. However, as a Manchin colleague who wished to remain anonymous told Politico, the senator genuinely believes that the law puts the United States on a path toward energy independence.