it’s a really good question.
I mean, Manchin had gone on record multiple times opposing many of the things in this bill.
So what happened?
Who knows? But Manchin’s “deal” is a farce, and it is obvious that he must know that. Ignore his claims of centrism, realism, and a championing of the interests of ordinary working people. This “deal” demonstrates that he is part of the Beltway swamp.