Joe Manchin Curses Out DC Reporter: “This is bullsh*t, you’re bullsh*t”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) cursed out a reporter for the Huffington Post over reports he wants to drop the child tax credit from one of Biden’s spending boondoggles.
“This is bullshit. You’re bullshit,” Manchin fired back at Arthur Delaney, a reporter for HuffPost Politics, who asked him about the child tax credit rumors. “I’m done, I’m done,” Manchin snarled. “I’m not opposed to child tax credit, I’ve never been opposed to child tax credit,” he insisted.
“Guys, I’m not negotiating with any of you all. You can ask all the questions you want. Guys, let me go. This is bullshit. God almighty”
Senator Lindsey Graham predicted Biden’s Build back better was dead in the Senate. He said:
“I think Build Back Better is dead forever and let me tell you why: Because Joe Manchin has said he’s not going to vote for a bill that will add to the deficit.
“Well, if you do away with the budget gimmicks, Build Back Better, according to the CBO adds $3 trillion to the deficit.
“He doesn’t want to vote for a bill that makes inflation worse – and one thing we haven’t talked about tonight that was mentioned today.
“The child-care provisions in Build Back Better prohibit religious institutions from receiving money.”
“This is bullshit. You’re bullshit,” Joe Manchin just told me— Arthur Delaney 🇺🇸 (@ArthurDelaneyHP) December 15, 2021
I had asked if it was true he wanted CTC out of BBB.— Arthur Delaney 🇺🇸 (@ArthurDelaneyHP) December 15, 2021
“I've always been for child tax credits,” he said.
So I asked if he wants it to continue paying parents $300 a month, and he said he was not going to "negotiate" with me and that I'm bullshit
Everyone around here is "for" the child tax credit. It's a question of whether you want it to keep paying parents as much as $300 per month.— Arthur Delaney 🇺🇸 (@ArthurDelaneyHP) December 15, 2021
If the advance monthly payments and extra $1,600 expire at the end of the month, there will still be a $2,000 partially refundable credit