Moderate Democrat Senator Joe Manchin dismissed rumors of a party change. calling them “bullsh#t.”
“I can’t control rumors, and it’s bullsh#t, bullshit spelled with b, u, l, l, capital b!” Manchin said emphatically when asked.
The rumors started by a report from Mother Jones by David Corn who wrote “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion.”
“I have no control of rumors, guys. No control of rumors,” Manchin reiterated.
Asked about the report, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said “I’m not going to speak on an anonymous report about a senator that can speak for himself.”