indeed be shocked. They just got abused, violated, worked. They thought Manchin was their friend. They thought he was a tame
werewolf Democrat. They were wrong.
And they got rooked.
“This legislation is so egregious, it leaves those of us that call Senator Manchin a friend, shocked and disheartened,” the letter declares. “The current Schumer-Manchin draft agreement on climate and energy frankly leaves us questioning the motivation and sincerity of Manchin’s previous stance and his repeated chant: we must ‘Innovate not eliminate’. The current Schumer-Manchin draft agreement will quickly diminish our coal producing operations and all but obviate any need to innovate coal assets.”
… “Why support anything Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry want for coal? It is incomprehensible why any miner would support the Manchin-Schumer legislation which will not only put an immediate stop to the investment and financing behind our states’ coal and electric generating assets but forever foreclose on America’s coal industry!” the letter declares.
I think this is a sure sign that Manchin has decided not to run in 2024. He would not win, anyway.
It’s over, Joe. Your betrayal of the good people of WV (and the nation) is your swan song. You suck.