Sen. Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at Sen. Joe Manchin

Senator Bernie Sanders is fed up and is speaking out. He’s ready to unload on Senator Joe Manchin and publicly declare that he is “intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda” and blocking “what the American people want.”

This week, the conservative Democrat from West Virginia announced that he is refusing to support two major provisions in President Biden’s economic package. Sen. Manchin will not support tax increases on the rich and spending initiatives to thwart climate change. 

This is most likely the final nail in the coffin for Biden’s vision of transformative economic changes. For that matter, it’s the nail in the coffin for the unity of the Democratic Party which has constantly worked to gain Manchin’s support. 

Sanders was so worked up in an interview with journalist Martha Raddatz that he couldn’t even wait for her to finish her question. 

Senator Manchin Votes Against Biden’s Economic Package

“Sen. Joe Manchin, of course, abruptly pulled the plug this week on the Democrats’ plans to pass,” Raddatz began.

Sanders jumped right in and said, “No, Martha. Let me respectfully disagree. He didn’t abruptly do anything. He has sabotaged the president’s agenda. … Six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin — [and] Sinema, to a lesser degree — who are intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda, what the American people want, what a majority of us in the Democratic caucus want. Nothing new about this.”

The Independent from Vermont also said that the real problem was that the party continued to talk with Manchin, believing that he was serious. Sanders said he was not. 

“This is a guy who’s a major recipient of fossil fuel money, a guy who has received campaign contributions from 25 Republican billionaires,” Sanders kept saying. 

Raddatz followed up when she could get a word in, “You say he wasn’t serious. Manchin says his main goal is to do what’s good for West Virginia, and he’s worried about inflation.”

Sanders seemed incredulous, “Really? Really? Is that right?” He responded with the idea that Manchin is doing what he thinks is best for his constituents. He said after pointing out that West Virginia is one of the poorest states in the country, “it’s the same nonsense Manchin has been talking about for a year. You ask the people of West Virginia whether they want to expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and eyeglasses. You ask the people of West Virginia whether we should demand that the wealthiest people and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes. Ask the people of West Virginia whether or not all people should have health care as a human right like in every other country on Earth. That’s what they will say.”

Sanders ended his rant against Manchin by saying that he represents the wealthiest people in this country, and he does not represent working families in West Virginia or America.

This position for Manchin is not new. He opposed an earlier version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act. This legislation included plans to lower health care costs and expand access to health care. It proposed fixes to immigration and help for families with childcare. And it focused on climate change.

But Manchin has been reluctant to throw money at climate change. Those who oppose him says that he is deeply vested in oil and coal. 

The West Virginia senator has fought tooth and nail to keep the state’s coal mines open.

Jeff Goodell from Rolling Stone Magazine wrote about a conversation he had with Maria Gunnoe, director of the Mother Jones Community Foundation and a longtime West Virginia activist. He wrote that Joe Manchin would absolutely throw humanity under the coal train without blinking an eye. And he quoted Maria Gunnoe, “My friends and I have a joke about his kind: They’d mine their momma’s grave for a buck.”

So, Manchin is fielding some pretty intense stuff from Sanders and the like. But for many in America, he is a hero.

China Takes Aim at the United States Over Taiwan

China is once again flexing its muscles globally and staring down the United States as well. Military officials in the communist nation have declared to their U.S. counterparts that the

Why Can’t Dr. Fauci Just Move On

Why isn’t Dr. Anthony Fauci already gone? He keeps popping up again and again like a whack-a-mole. This summer he announced that he would be stepping down from various government

GOP Senators Tell McConnell They’ll Only Accept Short-Term Spending Bill

Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah and three other GOP senators delivered a letter to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky this week. In the letter, the senators

Biden Spokesman John Kirby Pressed on Pentagon’s New Findings on Afghanistan Exit: ‘Disaster’

The White House is pushing back on a bombshell report from the Department of Defense (DOD) that alleges the Chinese used the U.S.'s withdrawal from Afghanistan as propaganda to undermine

Bipartisan Breakthrough Allows Same-Sex Marriage Bill to Pass Senate 

On Tuesday, the Senate passed landmark legislation to mandate federal recognition for same-sex marriages. Congress, finishing out a lame-duck session, mustered support for a moment of bipartisanship before Congress moves

Pentagon’s Makes Stark Warning: China Will Triple Nuke Stockpile by 2035

The Defense Department's most recent congressional report said China's nuclear weapons program has passed 400 total warheads and is on track to triple that number over the next 15 years. 

Rep. Adam Schiff Doesn’t Want to Play by His Own House Rules

What a difference an election makes. The tables have turned in the House of Representatives so now those who were being hunted are hunting, and the liberals are certainly the

Massive Increase in Americans Deciding to Carry Concealed Weapons

We’ve had a majority of liberal leadership in Washington for the last two years, and more and more law-abiding gun owners are exercising their Second Amendment rights by regularly carrying

Democrats Race to Secure a Year-Long Budget Deal before Republicans take Control of the House in January

Congressional Democrats are racing to pass a year-long budget deal before the GOP takes control of the House of Representatives in January. Democrats want to get the budget deal in

High Court of Georgia Reinstates Ban on Abortions after Six Weeks

Georgia’s Supreme Court recently reinstated the state’s ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, which abruptly ended access to having abortions at later stages of pregnancy, access that had

Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Kari Lake Files Lawsuit Asking Maricopa County to Provide Proof of Election Integrity

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake recently filed a lawsuit against the administration of the midterm elections in Maricopa County. Lake has cast doubts on her loss to Democrat challenger

Kim Jong-un Debuts His Daughter at Latest ICBM Test

November 18th saw Kim Jong-un set loose yet another InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test. Yet unlike other recent tests, Kim was there to watch the launch, and this time it

McCarthy Says He Will Form Select Committee on China If Elected Speaker

Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said recently he would form a select committee on China if he is elected speaker of the House, accusing President

Arizona County Board Delays Certifying Election Results, Cite Uncertified Counting Machines

The board overseeing a county in a county in Southeastern Arizona recently delayed certifying the results of last week’s vote after being contacted by individuals who claimed that counting machines

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Oversees ‘Woke’ Training for Our Military

If you love America’s military and are proud of our history in keeping the world safe for Democracy, you are going to have a real problem with what follows. Defense

Sen. Josh Hawley Has His Mic Drop Moment with FBI Director

It hasn’t been a good week for FBI Director Christopher Wray and his whole organization. He gave testimony for the House, and Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) asked him a question

Massive Migrant Group Hits the Texas Border as the End of Title 42 Looms

An enormous group of illegal immigrants in the hundreds have arrived at one portion of the southern border over the weekend. Border Patrol agents face crossings totaling tens of thousands

Judge Allows Deposition of FBI Agent Against Biden Censorship

It’s hard to argue that the White House has been working to create censorship across the nation. But the Biden Administration and the FBI just took a hard hit by

FBI Director Wray: Seventy Percent of FBI’s Abortion-Related Violence Cases Have Anti-Abortion Victims Since Dobbs

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Christopher Wray, recently testified that around 70% of the bureau’s abortion-related threat or violence cases after the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Declares an Invasion at the Southern Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared an "invasion" at the chaotic southern border on Tuesday. He indicated that he would be taking "unprecedented measures ... to keep our state &

Iranian Parliament Votes for the Death Sentence Against 15,000 Protestors to Teach ‘Hard Lesson’

There have been multiple reports in the media about protests in Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was killed after being beaten while in custody following her

GOP Takes Control of the House of Representatives

Democrats will no longer control Congress. Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press.  The AP is predicting Mike Garcia will win re-election in

Former President Donald Trump Announces 2024 Re-Election Bid for President

Former Republican President Donald Trump announced that he will again run for the GOP nomination for president in the 2024 election. Trump would like to return to the White House

Supreme Court Case on State Legislatures Could Open Litigation Floodgates

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case next month that could dramatically reshape how federal elections are conducted.  The case to be argued on December 7, Moore v.

Voters in Montana Reject Ballot Measure Requiring Medical Care for ‘Infants Who Are Born Alive’

In the recent midterm elections, Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have required medical professionals to give lifesaving medical care to newborns who were born prematurely