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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:45 PM Feb 2021

Manchin will support Deb Haaland for Interior secretary, boosting her chances

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Wednesday he'll vote to confirm nominee Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, a significant boost to her prospects.

In a statement, Manchin said that "while we do not agree on every issue, she reaffirmed her strong commitment to bipartisanship, addressing the diverse needs of our country and maintaining our nation’s energy independence."

Manchin's swing vote is closely watched in contentious nomination battles, particularly after he came out against President Joe Biden's budget chief nominee Neera Tanden on Friday, a move that threw her prospects into doubt.

The centrist senator touted Haaland's bipartisan credentials.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/manchin-will-support-deb-haaland-interior-secretary-boosting-her-chances-n1258777

Manchin is turning out to be quite an effective Majority Leader.
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(15,124 posts)
1. Well let's paint a big red rose on his ass! Think of it: a Democrat voting for a Democrat!
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:50 PM
Feb 2021

Hoo da thunkit?



(15,325 posts)
2. He just wants to bury the Manchin Family Grift on the EpiPen story..
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:56 PM
Feb 2021

How'd that big 'Fk You Manchin', kick in the ass feel?
Now let's try this nom process again with Native Woman Rep Deb Haland, Ok Senator?


(14,158 posts)
3. Agree, when I found out Neera Tanden laid some stuff on Manchin's daughter about
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 07:02 PM
Feb 2021

raising the price of epi-pens 600% or so it made sense... She dumped on his daughter and not it's pay back time for him...

Mike Nelson

(10,136 posts)
4. Yay!
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 07:07 PM
Feb 2021

... I like her a lot. I think Manchin has some more wiggle room, now, considering his state (red). I think this plays nationally, too... a lot of attention to Manchin and Democrats are looking good to moderates and independents.


(1,879 posts)
6. Do you really believe anyone in West Virginia.....
Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:15 PM
Feb 2021

....is voting or not voting for him based on his vote for Biden's cabinet?


(46,027 posts)
11. Perception matters to many voters, especially in red states
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 11:09 AM
Feb 2021

Some of them like their officials to appear like mavericks.


(9,786 posts)
8. Well gee, Joe, thanks for not being an asshole...I guess.
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:44 AM
Feb 2021

Now, stop being an obstructionist asshole the rest of the time and you'll be golden.
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