WATCH: Manchin says he is “not a roadblock at all” and says “I am not going to be part of blowing up this senate of ours”

Appearing on “State of the Union” West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said he is “not a roadblock at all” for the Biden administration’s goals.

“I’m not a roadblock at all,” Manchin insisted to CNN’s Dana Bash. “The best politics is good government. I can’t believe that people believe that if you just do it my way, that will give us the momentum to get through the next election.”

“We won’t give this system a chance to work,” he continued. “I am not going to be part of blowing up this senate of ours or basically this democracy of ours or the republic that we have. The House was designed to be hot as a firecracker, we were designed to cool off, and that’s the Founding Fathers. It was a brilliant, brilliant strategy they looked at, so why can’t we try to make this work?”