Manchin Insists Reconciliation Bill Cannot Support Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Must Include Hyde Amendment

According to a new report from The Hill “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said late Wednesday that an expansion of Medicaid that Democrats are seeking to pass as part of their massive reconciliation bill must include the Hyde Amendment to get his support.”

Manchin told National Review yeah, we’re not taking the Hyde Amendment off. Hyde’s going to be on,” when asked about a proposed Medicaid-like program in the reconciliation bill.

“It has to be. It has to be. That’s dead on arrival if that’s gone,” Manchin added.