Manchin Says Dems Should Negotiate With GOP On Debt Ceiling, Use Opportunity To Fix The Budget Process

Manchin Says Dems Should Negotiate With GOP On Debt Ceiling, Use Opportunity To Fix The Budget Process


West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called on his fellow Democrats to negotiate with the Republican House majority over the debt ceiling.

In consecutive appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Manchin called out members of his own party who are refusing to negotiate with GOP leaders. Manchin said the debt ceiling fight presents an opportunity to address the dysfunction around the federal budget process and make changes.

“I think it’s a mistake,” Manchin said on CNN of the Biden administration’s refusal to negotiate. “This is a democracy that we have. We have a two-party system. And we should be able to talk and find out where our differences are. And if they are irreconcilable, then you have to move on

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