Joe Manchin lashes out with profanity at a reporter who asks about his position on Biden's agenda

Joe Manchin lashes out with profanity at a reporter who asks about his position on Biden's agenda
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Sen. Joe Manchin.

Although the Build Back Better Act of 2021 has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, it remains to be seen whether or not it will pass in the U.S. Senate as well. And it's unclear what it will take for President Joe Biden to get two key Democratic swing votes, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, on board. HuffPost reporter Arthur Delaney interviewed Manchin about the bill this week, and the centrist Democrat became angry and defensive when he got into the bill’s child tax credit.

Delaney, in a Twitter thread, reports that he asked Manchin if it is true that he wants the child tax credit removed from the Build Back Better Act — to which Manchin responded, “I've always been for child tax credits.” Previous reports suggested he opposed extending the funding to families with children, which has dramatically reduced child poverty since it was enacted in the Democrats' American Rescue Plan.

Delaney, however, pressed Manchin for more specifics, and the senator angrily lashed out, saying, “This is bullshit. You’re bullshit.”

The HuffPost reporter explained:

Earlier in the day, Delaney noted what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to say about the child tax credit when he interviewed her:

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