Speaking to Hoppy Kercheval of West Virginia’s Metro News Democrat Senator Manchin said Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package “needs to be changed” and does not support the corporate tax hike from 21% to 28%.
Manchin suggested he could potentially support a hike to 25% instead.
With a 50-50 divided senate, Manchin has strong leverage and major sway in negotiations.
“As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,” Manchin said.
“If I don’t vote to get on it, it’s not going anywhere,” he added point blank.
“It’s more than just me, Hoppy,” he continued. “There’s six or seven other Democrats who feel very strongly about this. We have to be competitive, and we’re not going to throw caution to the wind.”