Moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been virtually the one key firewall between the radical leftist Democrats’ progressive garbage legislation and the rest of the country.
Unfortunately, last week, that seemed to have changed in a big way, as Manchin clearly struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to keep a massive budget and climate legislative package alive and well, according to The Hill.
Even worse, the deal was reached on Tuesday evening, “but kept it a closely guarded secret — giving Democrats just enough time to pass a $280 billion chips and science bill that Republicans would have otherwise blocked,” The Hill added.
“I’d say it’s somewhere between a surprise and a shock,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) when asked if the deal struck between Manchin and Schumer surprised any of their Senate colleagues.
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The Hill noted: “The announcement of the deal, which would raise $739 billion in new tax revenue, fund an array of new climate provisions and pay down $300 billion of the federal deficit.”
Republican senators who voted on the chips and science bill were enraged over the secret deal, especially Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who said he was assured that the climate and tax package was off the table.
“How can we negotiate in good faith, compromise where necessary, and get things done together after the majority leader and the senator from West Virginia pull a stunt like this?” Cornyn said.
He added: “To look you in the eye and tell you one thing and to do another is absolutely unforgivable.”