“We should all be alarmed at how both sides are using budget reconciliation processes to stifle debate on the important issues our country is facing today,” he wrote. “Legislation has never been easy. It is hard work to meet the needs of both rural and urban communities with a single legislation. But it is the work that we have been chosen to do. “
Manchin pointed to his own voting record as a senator in 2013.He voted against the allegation of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to eliminate cabinet-level nominees and judges. In 2017, he voted against the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to lower the threshold to end debate about Supreme Court nominees to Majority
“Every time the Senate votes the opposition weakens over the past decade, political irregularities and Gridlock intensify,” he wrote. Born of the hateful and violent rhetoric that we see in our country right now. “
The move comes after Manchin said Monday that Biden̵7;s plan to pay for infrastructure by raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent was not gross.
“We will not solve our country’s problems in one congress if we seek a niche solution,” he wrote. Then we have to do our job “