Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reportedly told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that his Thursday speech on the Senate floor was “f***ing stupid.”
Manchin’s blunt assessment of Schumer’s remarks comes after the West Virginia senator was visibly upset in the Senate chamber, burying his head in his hands during Schumer’s speech. The particularly stark image underscored the battle that Manchin has waged for weeks attempting to restrain Democrats’ high-spending appetite.
Punchbowl News reported on Manchin’s alleged remarks to the Senate majority leader. Schumer claimed victory in a minor battle over a debt ceiling increase to stave off a government shutdown, buying some time for Democrats to attempt to resolve their infighting over a multi-trillion-dollar spending package. Schumer’s comments angered Republicans who supported the debt ceiling increase as