Joe Manchin gets the Brando treatment, too, and frankly I’ve tried “I could’a been somebody” on him as well. I can make it work. I can see Manchin folding like a flimsy deck chair, taking his one opportunity to truly save the nation and pissing it away just as Pence did. I’ve watched Manchin in politics for forty years, way back to when he was just a statewide row-office candidate.
During his time at the microphone, the camera captured the emotions and disgust of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Manchin is one of two Democrats, along with Senator Sinema of Arizona, preventing the passage of the $3.5 Trillion reconciliation spending bill. This piece of legislation is a vital part of President Joe Biden’s plan, and Manchin and Sinema are alone on the Democrat side, not wanting to see this pork-filled bill pass the Senate and move on to the House.