Manchin Loses It on Reporters: ‘You’re Bulls—t’
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA.) unloaded on reporters amid questions about his misgivings with President Joe Biden’s massive social spending bill.
A reporter for HuffPost Politics, Arthur Delaney, said Manchin yelled at him in response to a question he asked the lawmaker regarding a recent report that he wants to drop the child tax credit.
“I’m not negotiating with any of you,” Manchin said, raising his voice. “Guys, let me go. This is bulls—t. You’re bulls—t.”
Outlets including CNN and The Washington Post previously reported that talks between Manchin and Biden have soured because Manchin wants to cut the popular child tax credit program out of the bill.
Manchin denied the report, saying the media is hearing “a lot of bad rumors.”
“I’m not opposed to the child tax credit, I’ve never been opposed to the child tax credit,” Manchin said.
He reportedly grumbled “God almighty” as he walked away from the HuffPost reporter.