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Senator Joe Manchin Slams Bernie Sanders Criticism Over His Opposition To $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

Bipartisan infighting erupted between Internal Democratic parties over President Joe Biden’s multibillion-dollar spending plan. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launched a subtle criticism on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who slammed back the attack, Reuter’s news outlet reported.

It can be recalled during the attempt to pass the $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan through reconciliation requiring Democratic support; Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin have sided not to support it unless the price is decreased. Manchin made a statement reiterating his request for a strategic pause in the legislation, claiming that the country should refrain from spending trillions of dollars at present.

Sanders’ Published Article 

In an op-ed article published in the home-state newspaper of the centrist Democrat, Sanders wrote when the opponents of the plan, including every Republican in Congress, as well as medical companies, insurance companies, the fossil fuel business, and the wealthy class, embraced a status quo in which the extremely rich get even richer and regular Americans to struggle to make ends meet, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. However, Sanders, a West Virginia democratic socialist, said polls suggested massive support for this legislation, the Guardian reported. 

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in Congress Last Week (Photo: J Scott Applewhite/AP)

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Despite the public’s affirmation, Sanders pointed out that they still need every Democratic Senator to vote yes, and the political problem arose due to Democratic Senators, including Senator Joe Manchin, remaining in opposition together with Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema. Sinema and Manchin have objected to the Biden plan’s initial $3.5 trillion costs for a spending bill to finance social programs and mitigate climate change.

Machin’s Rebuttal

This stirred a rebuttal from Senator Manchin, saying senator Sanders’ response is to throw more money at an already overheated economy, despite the fact that 52 other Senators have severe reservations about the approach, in a tweet released on Friday. He also labeled Sanders as an ‘out-of-stater.’

The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a $150 billion program included in the spending plan, is at the heart of the disagreement between Sanders and Manchin. Its goal is to accelerate the transition of US electricity generation to renewable energy from fossil fuels.

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