Senator Joe Manchin (D- WV) swiftly denied a report he is considering leaving the Democratic party. Mother Jones reported Wednesday Manchin has been talking to associates about leaving the party. Manchin was asked by reporters about this and said rather bluntly, “I can’t control rumors, and it’s bullshit. Bullshit spelled with a B-U-L-L, capital B!” Manchin is one of two moderate Democrats opposed to the Biden-backed spending bill, along with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D- AZ).
MANCHIN to @burgessev and me on the report he is threatening to leave the Democratic Party if his demands are not met on infrastructure: “I can’t control rumors and it’s bullshit, bullshit spelled with a B, U, L, L, capital ‘B’”: pic.twitter.com/ex8iHMIiSs
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 20, 2021