West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) threatened to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, a $740 billion package that he helped to pass.
In an interview on Fox News on Monday, Manchin claimed that the Biden administration and Democrats have failed to follow through on commitments to develop new oil and gas projects that he secured in exchange for his support of the bill.
Manchin warned that he would take action to prevent the law’s implementation, including voting to repeal the bill, if the administration continues to neglect energy production.
“They broke their word to the American public,” Manchin said on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News. “This was energy security. We have not heard a word about energy security out of their mouths since it was passed. It’s all about environment.”
❗️DEM SENATOR JOE MANCHIN THREATENS VOTE TO REPEAL INFLATION REDUCTION ACT
Manchin is accusing the Biden admin of “breaking its word to the American public by ignoring the text of the Inflation Reduction Act to pursue its radical climate agenda.”
Manchin was the deciding vote… pic.twitter.com/R0WIBhtdyi
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Manchin has repeatedly clashed with the Biden administration over the implementation of the bill. He also criticized the administration’s regulations on electric vehicle tax credits and EPA regulations aimed at boosting EV sales. Manchin expressed concern that these regulations would increase America’s reliance on foreign supply chains and China for critical minerals.
A recent announcement by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to run against Manchin in the upcoming Senate race added fuel to the senator’s comments. Rep. Alex Mooney has also entered the primary to challenge Manchin, who narrowly won the 2018 election.