WATCH: This Democrat Says He Won’t be a Roadblock to Biden’s Agenda
Joe Manchin has faced regular criticism for his resistance to Biden’s ideas but on Sunday he said he won’t be a roadblock to the President.
In early January, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their races in Georgia. This put Democrats in control of Congress, the Senate and the White House. This gave Joe Biden a leg up on pushing though legislation. There are concerns, though, that senators like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema could derail those efforts.
Dana Bash asked the West Virginia lawmaker about those concerns on Sunday. “I talked to Democrats who tell me the reason President Biden’s ambitious agenda is so big and so bold is because they understand history, and history shows that the president’s party, if they have majorities in Congress as he does, often time lose that in the midterm elections, and that’s why they have a small window to get things done, they believe is possible,” Bash said. “So they believe that you’re one of the main roadblocks on getting those goals accomplished. How do you respond to that?”
“I’m not a roadblock at all,” Manchin answered. “The best politics is good government. I can’t believe that people believe that, if you just do it my way, that will give us the momentum to get through the next election. But when you do something that everyone tags onto, and I’ve seen good things happen that people voted against it, took credit for when they went back on.”
Watch a clop of the segment below, courtesy of CNN: